On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States of America.  On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in cities all over the world to protest the man’s ascent to power – comparing him to despotic dictators of yesteryear and lamenting what they fear will be a dramatic reversal of civil rights for women and minorities in America.

Those in Trump’s corner, however, see the businessman as a political outsider with the influence and tactics necessary to elicit real change in a government that has become overgrown and economically nonviable.  Many Trump supporters aren’t interested in reversing progressive trends, they’re more concerned with the nation’s economy, national defense, and often, are merely seeking respite from liberal policies that have left rural Americans out in the cold for the better part of a decade.

On the Left, Trump’s campaign slogan, “make America great again,” means a reversal of efforts to place women, minorities and the LGBTQ community on equal footing with the rest of Americans.  On the Right, the very same slogan represents a harkening to an era when each tax paying American’s share of the national debt wasn’t creeping up on $167,000 – and when the number of Americans who owned their own homes wasn’t at its lowest point in fifty years.

Americans have one of the most advanced data sharing infrastructures in the world, allowing people of varying viewpoints and priorities to instantly share messages with anyone willing to read, watch, or listen.  We have more communication and information disseminating tools at our disposal than any generation of Americans to come before us, yet somehow, we seem to be more polarized than ever.  The internet, once lauded as a means by which the world could come together, instead seems to be ripping us apart.

How the hell did that happen?

While there are a dozen papers published a minute regarding social media and political trends and where the two intertwine (2016’s election was certainly good for graduate students scrambling to come up with a thesis paper) the Wall Street Journal recently released a tool that makes the political polarization of America so easy to understand you don’t have to subject yourself to reading academic journals to get it – you need only to look at your Facebook newsfeed.

“Blue Feed, Red Feed” is an amalgam of Facebook content shared by users of the social media platform since 2015 and assembled by the Wall Street Journal.  The posts reflected on the page all fall into one political extreme or the other – either very conservative or very liberal – and were collected as a part of a large scale study of Facebook content and trends.  Although the presentation resembles two newsfeeds, the truth is a bit more nuanced – as the Wall Street Journal themselves explain, “These aren’t intended to resemble actual individual news feeds. Instead, they are rare side-by-side looks at real conversations from different perspectives.”

The political posts are divided into eight hot-button categories: President Elect Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, abortion, President Obama, guns, ISIS, and Presidential Debate.  Simply pick the topic you’d like to use as the means by which you lose faith in humanity, and start scrolling through the side by side comparison of content shared by those of each political extreme.  You’ll likely see posts that look familiar to you – I know I did – as the content was not invented to demonstrate the level of our society’s political depravity, it was merely curated.