Public media produces a public good in the form of social cohesion. Generally, countries with strong social cohesion enjoy better security, economies, and qualities of life. For reasons to be explained, filter bubbles erode social cohesion. It’s only very recently that they’ve grown stronger, more profitable, and more hackable. I’ll explain the reasons for this, and how public media can save you from filter bubbles using some of the natural laws that got us here in the first place.
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