May 14, 2018 The Week
Faculty Fellow Wendy Schiller said social media filters often give us a false sense of control over data breaches and propaganda. But, she said, the ability to hand-pick our sources actually causes us to stop screening for accuracy and balance, making us more vulnerable. "But it (social media) is also a false sense of control over the filter because I have the ability to filter people out or filter sites out, and then welcome them into my newsfeed. So, I think that I have control over the information that I'm receiving, but, in fact, if I'm continuing to receive false information from a source I think I should trust, then I'm still being manipulated."