Self Selected News


I am starting to feel a problem, exacerbated by the election coverage, and I don’t know the solution…

Unless you live in a state controlled society, you probably get news from self selected sources. TV, Twitter, blogs, Facebook — you choose the channel, source and content. This self selection leads towards a self-enforcing bias. How do you break the cycle?

But – very aware of the self selecting point of view here – I don’t want to spend a lot of time reading material from views I don’t agree with. What I actually want is a diff of the opinions and facts from both sides.

Does anything like this exist?


Facebook is a stream of news shared by:

  1. People who you already know and have something in common with.
  2. People who may or may not have a BS filter.

How is that a good way to get news?