Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” – YouTube

Eli Pariser of the progressive organization MoveOn says the Internet is hiding things from us, and we don’t even know it. In this TED Talk he calls out Facebook, Google and other corporations who are transforming the Internet to suit their corporate interests:

Statistics and personal data being use for improving search results is a great concept, although we should still have the ability to bypass any filter. But the same concept applied to passive newsfeeds is very dangerous. It can lead to brainwashing and isolation. The psychological effect of this gradual narrowing field of view is scary to say the least.

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