Algorithms integrated into social networks and search engines glean highly specific information about a user's preferences. And suddenly, incompatible views disappear from that user’s timeline. That’s a filter bubble.
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The internet giants that regulate our data and our attention breed a dangerous societal polarization. Today's Safer Internet Day is a symbolic start to combating it, but nowhere near enough, argues Matthias von Hein.
The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.
Australia wants Google to pay for displaying local media content. In return, the tech giant has threatened to disable its search engine in the country. Could this confrontation set a precedent?
A prominent senator from Mexico's governing party has presented a draft bill on regulating social media. But experts doubt that it will succeed, DW's Sandra Weiss reports.
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