Speaking of herd mentality, social media sites are perfectly designed to ensure that you are surrounded with your very own echo chamber. Never again will you have to suffer from differing opinions or tastes -- Facebook will ensure that you only see posts that are tailored to your exact liking.
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Eventually, every post will be a selfie, all of them featuring you.
Social media algorithms are largely influenced by what you click on, running with that data and feeding back similar posts, keeping you locked in a never-ending cycle of similar stories, propelling you deeper and deeper into your single-minded way of thinking.
This becomes dangerous when sites rely on their own skewed opinions to determine what ends up on their feed, removing users' ability to make fully informed opinions. Like when Facebook intentionally held back conservative news stories, skewing the site in a decidedly liberal direction. This could have disastrous results, especially in the case of a super-close election in which undecided voters make up their minds based on what they believe to be fair and unbiased research.
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Do you take your bigotry straight-up, or sweetened with sugary bullshit?