Political Gabfest

Here’s How We Avoid the Filter Bubble

Want to expand your news consumption habits?

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, host Emily Bazelon chats with Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg about how they consume the news.

Given the recent conversation around viral fake news, partisan echo chambers, and filter bubbles, many people are trying to expand their news consumption habits. So what’s it like to curate your Twitter feed to include more thoughtful opposing viewpoints? And were we really more diligent about reading blogs across the political spectrum in the days before Facebook?

Lastly, what do the hosts think of cable news? Should we all be watching Fox News?