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Online filter bubbles

Author: Paula Johanson
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Every time we check our feeds we create safety bubbles around ourselves. Thanks to technological algorithms, we are living an increasingly narrow existence, one in which the news we read, the products we purchase, and the people we interact with are tailor-made for each of us. We might feel informed and comfortable, but are we isolating ourselves from anything outside our bubble? Are online filters just an efficient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Johanson
ISBN: 9781534501751 1534501754 9781534501812 1534501819
OCLC Number: 1000385928
Description: 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How personalized is our online world? --
Media habits can polarize political views / Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley, Katerina Eva Matsa --
Social algorithms act as ideological filters / David Lazer --
Confirmation bias allows the spread of misinformation online / Walter Quattrociocchi --
Filter bubbles are a threat to democracies / Engin Bozdag, Jeroen van den Hoeven --
How do online filter bubbles affect the information we consume? --
We can burst our own filter bubbles / Sidharth Sreekumar --
Misinformation was widely circulated during the 2016 Presidential election / Claire Wardle --
Filter bubbles are not the media's real problem / Bharat N. Anand --
The Internet fuels conflict and threatens democracy / Vyacheslav Polonski --
How do online filter bubbles affect the choices we make? --
Intense emotions fuel the spread of suspicious thinking / Kim Mortimer --
Beware the dark side of Internet personalization / Cory Doctorow --
Media education is a tenet of democratic education / Jeremy Stoddard --
Online filter bubbles may impact our votes / Dominic DiFranzo, Kristine Gloria-Garcia --
Is there hope of bursting online filter bubbles? --
Employ critical thinking to detect false stories / Nsikan Akpan --
There is no need to be concerned about online filter bubbles / Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, Damian Trilling, Judith Möller, Balázs Bodó, Claes H. de Vreese, Natali Helberger --
The Internet offers a host of content outside our bubbles / Jonathan Stray --
Technology can save us from lies online / Filippo Menczer --
Online content should be personalized in an entirely different way / Jonathan Stray.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Paula Johanson, book editor.

Abstract:

Every time we check our feeds we create safety bubbles around ourselves. Thanks to technological algorithms, we are living an increasingly narrow existence, one in which the news we read, the products we purchase, and the people we interact with are tailor-made for each of us. We might feel informed and comfortable, but are we isolating ourselves from anything outside our bubble? Are online filters just an efficient way to connect, or do they spell the end of democracy? Anyone who reads this book will understand the potential dangers of a society whose assumptions are never challenged.
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