Popping the Bubble

The thing I found most intriguing during week 7 was the concept of the filter bubble. I think that while social media, the internet and the variety of publications have the ability to expand people’s knowledge and exposure, too often the opposite happens.

Due to tracking and filtering on social media outlets as well as the rise of niche publications, many people are exposed to increasing less viewpoints and instead simply find information to support what they already believe instead of information that may challenge that or present a different perspective.

As educators journalism teachers should have a goal to challenge ourselves and  our students to pop the bubble through citizenship and media literacy education.

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