Fake News Is Not the Only Problem

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With increased political polarization, amplified by homophily — our preference to connect to people like us — and algorithmic recommender systems, we’re effectively constructing our own realities. While admitting I’ve never heard of this word ‘homophily’ and don’t know what it means, I think this article by Gilad Lotan makes cogent points about how technology has changed not just our reality but our perception of reality, too. read more

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4 thoughts on “Fake News Is Not the Only Problem

  1. Homophily (i.e., “love of the same”) is the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others. The presence of homophily has been discovered in a vast array of network studies. 😉

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