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Filter Bubbles: Tell Me What I Want To Hear

In a filter bubble, information that we don’t like or agree with is automatically filtered out, without us being aware of it. As we spend more and more time online, what effect does this have on our worldview?

Overview

A “filter bubble” describes how algorithms limit and skew the information users see on the internet. In this lesson, students will learn about the impact that filter bubbles might have on individuals and society, and why it is important to ensure we seek a variety of perspectives online.

Above all, it aims to develop media literacy and digital citizenship skills to help them think critically.

 

Acknowledgment:

These teaching and learning resources were developed in partnership with the global firm, FTI Consulting. We are grateful for their support in boosting young people’s awareness of our democracy, and the ways we can work together to strengthen society for everybody.

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