The latest from Kapitalist Kitty
The section in the book Everybody Lies which is reviewed and this link, which addresses the issue of internet echo chambers. In the past year, the news media, both mainstream and alternative, have overestimated the prevalence of a state of affairs in which an internet goer will shut them self off from those who have political views different from their own.
But the section on political views showed that people are actually more likely to come accross those with opposing political views on major websites than in “real life”.
I think the real culprit are not necessarily the “echo chambers”, because it’s clear in many of these online flame wars that people are aware what the other is saying, but the idea, not at all softened by social media based political leaders, that pundits and people on the other end of the ideological spectrum are out to get each…
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