The Internet Should be a Communist Utopia. Itโ€™s Not, Because of the Filter Bubble

When you talk about the filter bubble, youโ€™re talking about something quite specific. Itโ€™s the heavily curated ecosystem of the internet. A set of rules that filter all of the worldโ€™s information and organize it into what algorithms expect you to want to see โ€” algorithms that suggest your next video on YouTube, or show you an article on Facebook.

At first, it can seem like a user friendly way to prioritize and curate the internet according to a set of personalized boundaries. You only see relevant content, and it brings order to the sprawling, chaotic internet.

In the era where fake news and propaganda virally populatesย Facebook โ€” the worldโ€™s biggest news aggregation platform โ€” itโ€™s gone from being a user-friendly convenience to a threat to how we perceive the world around us.…   [continue reading]