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  1. Gaza Graphics Paint Online Self-Censorship

    Social media has revolutionized the circulation of knowledge, but is it a change for the better, or do our online social networks simply reinforce existing beliefs? Visualizations of social media connections related to the Gaza conflict show how our virtual communities are almost as divided as our physical communities. The “filter bubble” allows us to engage only with perspectives that align with our own, a concept perfectly highlighted by the Gaza crisis. State censors could soon be out of a job; we seem to be doing it ourselves.

    Source: Medium

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