This whole piece makes me wonder if there isn’t a dangerous attitude lurking around the bend. Could we become too hell-bent on filtering out certain stuff in our online world? If we end up doing that, and really only seeing (for the most part) what we want to see, what could that do to our sense of reality? I mean, to an extent, each person’s sense of reality is markedly different. But when a larger percentage of our reality is just whatever we see online, the disparity between my perceived reality and the next person’s stands to get much, much wider.

If we then go on to write about our perceived reality online, and promote our analysis of it as the truth, the problem just gets worse, and gathers momentum.

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