Screen shots of the different parts of the Bridger Unlike You App. (The Daily Star/Bridger, HO)
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While social media algorithms typically try to match the user with like-minded souls, a new app developed in Beirut is designed to do just the opposite.Highly controversial statements frequently pop up: "Get rid of Palestine, and all problems will be solved," for instance, can be found in the Israel-Palestine category.After selecting a statement, the app user then indicates the degree of their agreement or disagreement, using a slide bar. The answer triggers an algorithm that suggests a number of users who indicated a response on the opposite end of the spectrum regarding the selected statement – taking care to prioritize people whose overall worldview is most starkly unlike that of the user. This anonymity is designed to protect users with unpopular views from being cast out, attacked or even prosecuted – a feature particularly important for those living in more restrictive societies, since the app aims for global reach.Although the app is designed to connect people, it is far from another "Tinder with a twist".Koehler noted that the app was not designed to pair people up outside the virtual sphere.
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