The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs. Curator & the Value of Serendipity by Maria Popova.
I remain untroubled by filtering.
We filter the information we give others around us.
Advertisers filter the information they present in commercials.
For example, I don’t recall any Toyota ads that end with: Buy a Toyota ****, your odds of being in a recall are 1 in ***. That’s filtering.
Two things would increase my appreciation for Google filtering:
First, much better filtering, where I can choose narrow-band filter(s) based on my interests.
Second, the ability to turn the filters off at my option.
You see, I don’t agree that there is information I need to know as determined by someone else.
Here’s an interesting question: What information would you filter from: www.cnn.com?