App Aims To Reduce Political Division

In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, the iPad is shown after it was unveiled at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple Inc. said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, that it will publish the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store.
In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, the iPad is shown after it was unveiled at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple Inc. said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, that it will publish the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, the iPad is shown after it was unveiled at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple Inc. said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, that it will publish the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store.
In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, the iPad is shown after it was unveiled at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple Inc. said Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, that it will publish the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File

App Aims To Reduce Political Division

Once you log into Facebook, the first thing you can see is a text box with a prompt that says, “What’s on your mind?” Social media for many years has been a platform that gives everyone a voice and an opinion. You can probably recall a time being lost somewhere in a comment section of a political article defending your stance on a particular issue. But what about when those comments and different viewpoints turn toxic?

Morning Shift sits down with University of Chicago student Jason Li, who has taken the initiative to reduce political division through an app he co-founded called, Flipside.