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Research Workshop (with short how-to videos)

Tips, Guides, and Videos to help you on your research quest!

Filter Bubble Video Narration

How Do you Counter the Filter Bubble?

What can you do to limit or stop filter bubbles?  

  1. Use ad-blocking browser extensions.
  2. Read news sites and blogs that provide a wide range of perspectives.
  3. "Subscribe" to more than one news source, ideally covering local, national, and international news.
  4. Understand where your news sources show up on media bias charts.  Find balance with "centered" journalism.
  5. Use incognito browsing, delete search history and stay logged out if possible.
  6. Delete or block browser cookies.
  7. Educate yourself about filter bubbles, internet tracking, and security.
  8. Consider buying access to a VPN: Virtual Private Network.

Confirmation Bias Video (from The News Literacy Project at newslit.org)