Political and social filters
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Political and social filters are the processes whereby we pay attention or not, to specific topics, news or arguments according to our personal interests, bias or prejudice.
Such filters are not necessarily bad things. In most cases, they are actually useful. Todo: provide simple, non-political example.
At other times, some political or social filters can be a hindrance or downright detrimental. It is especially true when the filters are based on prejudice.
- Discussion: Political segregation.
- Book: The Righteous Mind: Jonathan Haidt (2012).
- Wikipedia: Cherry picking.