When you seek out news, do you go only to sources that will present what you want to hear or are there some alternate views given? Brooke Gladstone of “On the Media” has pondered and written in the past about how people are using the internet. She gave an interesting update Saturday to the complicated topic:
In 2004, we spoke with law professor Cass Sunstein about the echo chamber effect, the phenomenon by which the explosion of information streams allows us to cherry-pick our media diet so we encounter only news that reinforces our worldview (while evading facts and opinions that contradict it). And so, seven years later are we on a path to ever more intellectual isolation?