What If More Speech Is No Longer the Solution? First Amendment Theory Meets Fake News and the Filter Bubble
The First Amendment of the Constitution is summarized as Freedom of Speech. A citizen has the right to say what they want without being silenced but another citizen can present a counterview and be heard as well. But what happens when modern technology focused on personalization only shows a user content that specifically echoes his/her own thoughts and beliefs? What happens when fake news is legitimized by the frequency it is seen on social media platforms and online searches. This article explores the political effects of modern news and information channels creating silos of inflammatory ads and content.