PolitEcho
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PolitEcho

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Overview

Visualize the political leaning of your Facebook friends.

Is your news feed a bubble? Find out how polarizing the content on your news feed is when compared to your friends as a whole. What is PolitEcho? PolitEcho shows you the political biases of your Facebook friends and news feed. The app assigns each of your friends a score based on our prediction of their political leanings then displays a graph of your friend list. Then it calculates the political bias in the content of your news feed and compares it with the bias of your friends list to highlight possible differences between the two. How do I use it? PolitEcho is a Google Chrome extension. Click on the button above to find PolitEcho’s Google Chrome store page and click the “Add to Chrome” button to install PolitEcho on your computer. Once it is installed, simply log into Facebook and click on the PolitEcho icon in your navigation bar to get started. What does PolitEcho do with my Facebook data? PolitEcho never sends your personal information to any external services, and your results stay private unless you choose to share them publicly. PolitEcho will need to look up some basic information from your news feed and friends list. In particular, it will examine what pages your friends have liked to estimate their political leaning and the sources for the posts on your news feed to figure out the relative bias of your news feed. All processing is done client-side, so data never leaves your computer. How does the political analysis work? Your friends' political ratings are based on the political Facebook pages they like. We compare your friends liked pages to a database of Facebook pages that have been rated for their liberal/conservative bias and then compute a score based on any matches. Hovering over a person's data point will show you the reasoning behind the app's prediction. PolitEcho is open source, check out the code at https://github.com/politecho/politecho Created by Sunny He, Zachary Liu, Vivian Mo, and Jonathan Zong at Facebook Global Hackathon Finals 2016. Contact us at team@politecho.org.

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Shannon KnightNov 22, 2022

LEANED LEFT!!! THEN STOPPED WORKING- GEEZE EVERYTHING IS LIBERAL ON CHROME EXTENSIONS!

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Stacia HargerSep 1, 2021

Loved it when it worked. Has stopped working recently and no answer from developer.

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Little DogNov 10, 2020

It's a neat extension at most. Don't take it seriously or you're gonna shove yourself into a bubble very quickly.

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Details

  • Version
    1.0.4
  • Updated
    March 20, 2017
  • Size
    351KiB
  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    team@politecho.org
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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