Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

How much of your news feed is propaganda

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."

How much of your news feed is propaganda (comments by Wendy Schiller) – The Week