Social media took a lot of blame for intensifying polarization and partisan acrimony during the presidential campaign. Now some startups and researchers are trying to burst ideological filter bubbles.
Eli Pariser explains why being trapped in "filter bubbles" is bad for us and bad for democracy. He says we don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview.
Brooke Gladstone is the host of On the Media. “I’ve learned so much about how easy it is to redefine reality in this era of billions of filter bubbles. How easy it is to cast doubt on what is undeniably true. And I think that that’s what frightens me the
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In the past few years, we’ve been deluged with discussions of how artificial intelligence (AI) will either save or destroy the world. Self-driving cars will keep us alive; social media bubbles will…
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
Pioneering online organizer Eli Pariser is the author of "The Filter Bubble," about how personalized search might be narrowing our worldview.
In this week’s meeting, Ben Alexander of Fiat Lux shares his struggles with social media usage, how to maintain a balanced worldview locked inside a "filter bubble" of your own choosing, putting too much self-worth and judging others based on follower …
Echo chambers & filter bubbles aren’t problems — the problem is we are afraid to go all the way. More below…
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