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Why is America so divided? USC researchers from multiple disciplines are digging deep into America’s polarization problem. (Illustration/iStock)

Why is America so divided? Researchers find fake news about controversial topics contributes to political polarization

USC researchers dig deep into America’s polarization problem: a data-driven tool measures discord on controversial topics; computer scientists study who spreads fake news; and policy experts examine why polarization is different today.