Port: On the ‘We the People’ rally, or when the Facebook bubble float into real life

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Social media promotes the “formation of homogeneous, polarized clusters” of humanity, a research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded.

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, has confirmed this finding. “The thing I saw at Facebook over and over again was there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook,” she told CBS. “And Facebook, over and over again, chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more money.”

This is the Facebook bubble. It’s real, and it’s harming our society. Worse, these bubbles seem to be metastasizing into other areas of life.

Consider the “We the People” rally held Sunday in Bismarck at the beginning of the Legislature’s special session where attendees expressed their…

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