What happens when an ideological echo chamber is created?
The peril of theologically filtered search engines, especially if mated with news services which have a steep ideological slant, is audience manipulation to create “false facts,” like the health reform death panels.
As Kevin Drum of Mother Jones observed:
In other words, Democrats and Independents have changed their viewing habits only slightly while Republicans have flocked to Fox and dropped both CNN and MSNBC in droves. Back in 2000, it turns out, the viewing habits of all three groups were pretty similar. Since then, as Fox has steadily amped up its conservative branding, conservatives have decided that’s all they want to hear.
[H/T: Andrew Sullivan]
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