Techdirt Podcast Episode 99: Debating The Facebook Filter Bubble, With Mathew Ingram

from the bubble-bursting dept

Though the notion of the Facebook "filter bubble" has been around for a while, it's picked up a huge amount of steam following the election of Donald Trump — perhaps just a little too much steam. While Techdirt has long been of the opinion that pointing fingers at Facebook is misguided, there are plenty of people who disagree. This week, we're joined by one such person — long-time media commentator and senior editor at Fortune Mathew Ingram — for a lively debate about just how much of a problem the filter bubble really is, and how you'd go about solving it.

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Filed Under: fake news, filter bubble, politics
Companies: facebook


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    letherial (profile), 16 Nov 2016 @ 8:43pm

    There is no answer for the current crop of FB idiots. Fact is, a huge chunk of Americans where never taught any critical thinking skills and this is the reason why these bubbles exists in the first place.

    The only thing that can be done is to teach the current generation of children critical thinking skills and to make sure they understand the internet is not void of the necessary practice.

    This is a consequence to having a stupid public and is a great example on why proper education from birth on up is needed for a free society to function correctly.

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