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Taking Control of Your Internet Experience

A while ago, I came across an article titled “How Technology Disrupted the Truth” by Katharine Viner at The Guardian, which I found to be an important analysis of digital algorithms and their detrimental effects being felt around the world. Only two years removed from my graduation with a degree in journalism, I can hardly stand to watch any TV news outlet. Print subscriptions bring clutter (and aren’t terribly eco-friendly), and it’s becoming easier and easier to access not only articles, but entire magazines and radio/podcasts online. While a wealth of digital sources may be available to us, it’s easy to be overwhelmed… and when you’re already mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and Twitter, it’s tempting to feel like you’ve read all the opinions you can possibly handle! The problem with this is that “the version of the world we encounter every day in our own personal stream has been invisibly curated to reinforce our pre-existing beliefs,” Viner says. “Publications curated by editors have in many cases been replaced by a stream of information chosen by friends, contacts and family, processed by …