Myth of the Filter Bubble

Jacob Weisberg, interviewed by  Katy Waldman for Slate, argues against the idea of the filter bubble on the Internet that cocoons people in an information echo chambers. He asks, “the fear of a “Daily Me” that only tells you what you already know—that nightmare vision of someone who only cares about the Chicago Bulls, online gambling, and beer—you have to ask yourself, who would really want that?”

It is an interesting counterpoint to yesterday with  Siva Vaidhyanathan.

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