Currently, in our country, we are becoming increasingly polarized. According to Pew Research: "50% of liberals listen only to typically 'left' media sources, while 47% of conservatives only consume political media from Fox." This lack of diversity in our media diets is the primary culprit for the polarization, which is rampant throughout the country. To solve this issue, we created BiParse: a simple to use political bias chrome extension.
What it does
Using a neural net, BiParse calculates the probability that your source is politically biased. It then recommends other news articles which will broaden the user's perspective.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This was the first hackathon of three of our four team members which caused some initial difficulty getting started, but we quickly came up with an idea and plan (even though it was severely altered later on). We are proud that the extension looks great and extremely professional.
What we learned
What's next for BiParse
In the future, we plan to organize suggested articles by a political party. We also plan to make proper icons at the bottom that link to Pacific news websites. We also plan to make customizable settings to change the color scheme for Pacific users and also make logins that can keep track of the user's data so that they can monitor their biases.