This article from the Seattle Times shares Bill Gates concern about digital isolationism. Do we read only what we already believe? PSA encourages digital tools as a means to help people get together.
Add Bill Gates to the roster of citizens concerned about the negative effects of a digital echo chamber.
During his latest “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Gates was asked about the role of the internet and social media in creating the politically divided atmosphere in the U.S., fueling the spread of false information and the creation of digital communities built around groupthink.
In response, the Microsoft co-founder conceded he may have been too optimistic about the unifying power of the web.