Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

About Eli Pariser

Eli is the author of “The Filter Bubble,” an upcoming book about the rise of intelligent media, and a pioneering online organizer.

This video is uploaded here because it was removed from the TED.com website and we are doing our part to keep Eli’s words alive and make people aware. Video is under the Creative Commons license “Attribution — NonCommercial — NonDerivative”.

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