New video platform aims to overcome the ‘echo chamber’ effect

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You’ve probably seen a lot of discussion recently about fake news, divisiveness and ‘echo chambers’. We’ve published a number of technology innovations launched in response to this. Berlin-based startup that allows users to embed contextual information into the video upload, and this Facebook extension developed during the Princeton University hackathon tags news in posts as either ‘verified’ or ‘non-verified’. Now, the first online platform for live video debates, QallOut aims to combat the result of ‘echo chambers’ by offering individuals a medium to reach outside of their networks and debate issues they feel passionately about.

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