REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Y Media Labs today announces the launch of Diskourse, a new social media platform that instantly connects Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters for civilized, one-on-one discussions on the issues that matter most in the volatile 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Now that the live presidential debates are here, technology can help the supporters of the two major party candidates to finally listen, and hopefully learn, from one another.
The Diskourse app can also alleviate what has become an all too common occurrence on Facebook: a post goes up about a hot-button issue like immigration or gun control and suddenly friends, co-workers and complete strangers are involved in nasty back-and-forth debates. Names are called. Insults are traded. No one wins. No one learns.
Diskourse wants to change that.
- Don't stay trapped in your social media echo chamber; with Diskourse you'll meet people who want to hear the other side of the story.
- You can engage with others, ask questions, and write thoughtful responses. The idea is to find consensus -- or politely agree to disagree.
- Millennials represent one-third of the electorate. For them, personal opinions are more valued than news reports; 86% of Millennials report seeing diverse opinions on their social media feeds, according to the Media Insight Project.
"With all the toxic political rhetoric in this presidential campaign, Y Media Labs has leveled the playing field by creating an innovative platform where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters can safely connect. The Diskourse app encourages honest, one-on-one debate for all: Millennials, GenXers, Baby Boomers and the Greatest generations. After all, we could all use a little civility," said Robbie Abed, Director of Product Strategy, Y Media Labs.
Diskourse app is available on iOS for FREE on the App Store. Log-in via Facebook or email; only your first name appears, no other personal information is revealed or shared.
Simple. Safe. Civil. It's Diskourse.
About Y Media Labs:
Y Media Labs is an award-winning product innovation agency providing digital solutions to some of the world's top brands, including Apple, Facebook, PayPal and Staples. Based in Silicon Valley, Y Media Labs was founded in 2009 and employs 200 people in six offices worldwide. www.ymedialabs.com
Brian Byrnes - Agency Byrnes Communications
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