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How Silicon Valley is erasing your individuality

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In the realm of knowledge, monopoly and conformism are inseparable perils. The danger is that these firms will inadvertently use their dominance to squash diversity of opinion and taste. Concentration is followed by homogenization... news media ... have rushed to produce articles that will flourish on those platforms...
a duplication of the news ... piling onto the same daily outrage... Each contribution ... adds little, except clicks... the “Filter Bubble” ...creating a feedback loop that pushes us deeper and deeper into our own amen corners... a hive mind is an intellectually incapacitated one, with diminishing ability to tell fact from fiction, with an unshakable bias toward party line.... As individuals, we have similarly accepted the omnipresence of the big tech companies as a fait accompli... Such blitheness can no longer be sustained.

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