How We Broke Democracy (But Not in the Way You Think) – Medium

In today’s society, we no longer get our news from one of three sources common to most Americans (ABC, CBS, and NBC television) as we did in the past. We now get our news through social media, which has its own sorting algorithms that create information ghettos that do not seek to inform us of new information, but to confirm our preconceptions of existing information towards new events.

We insulate ourselves in these ‘information ghettos’ not because we mean to, but because it’s just easier.

https://medium.com/@tobiasrose/empathy-to-democracy-b7f04ab57eee#.1zzz1xapu

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