I occasionally provide blog posts for the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University in Toronto:
Filter Bubbles and Fake News: How Free is Our Individual Expression on the Internet
A while back, I made the decision to take a longish vacation from all things social media. The weeks (months… years…) leading up to the last American election saw my various social feeds fill with bile, anger and surprisingly little fact-based discussion. It exhausted me to shovel all that stuff out of the way each day in order to get at the nuggets of book news and friend updates I was actually looking for. I still touch down on Twitter or Facebook et al for work purposes, but when official duties are over for the day, I very happily close those apps on my phone, and face a much calmer, quieter world unmediated by voices and pressures from what has become an insistent, intrusive sphere filled with angry rhetoric and little else. I don’t think I’ve been this relaxed in a decade.
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