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Fake News (UNH Manchester): The Filter Bubble

Fake news - how to know it when you see it

What is "The Filter Bubble"

The Filter Bubble is Eli Pariser's theory that personalization on websites and social media we use, creates a filter bubble sending us only information, news and suggestions that confirms our views and likes, and distancing us from other information.

What Can You Do?

Here are some ways to pop your filter bubble:

  • Clear your browser search history
  • Delete your browser cookies
  • Disable browser tracking cookie feature
  • Turn off targeted ads
  • Keep your Facebook data private and hide your birthday

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