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Eli Pariser:
Beware online "filter bubbles"

TED2011 · 9:04 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"
9:04 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 40 languages

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.

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Pioneering online organizer Eli Pariser is the author of "The Filter Bubble," about how personalized search might be narrowing our worldview. Full bio
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