Monday, February 13, 2017

Algorithmic Gatekeepers: Invisible Editing of the Web Creates Information Bubbles

We can't have a well informed citizenry if people are automatically screened from accessing online information in a responsible manner. Algorithms used by Google, Facebook and others automatically screen and filter the information that we get and people we are linked with thus creating information bubbles.

Watch at least the first few minutes of this 10 minute TED Talk video that is five years old. It helps to better understand the increasing partisanship in today's increasingly interconnected world:

Filter Bubble: