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Without realizing it, we’ve all become “mean girls,” excluding those who don’t fit in with the online communities we design for ourselves, one click at a time. Sure, at first we humoured them — those outliers who posted polarizing political views on our timelines for everyone else to see. But then we slowly started minimizing their presence in our online social circles, unfollowing, and then unfriending, often without explanation.

Source: CBC

Date: February 9th, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/new-tribalism-1.3948289

Discussion

1) Is there anything technologically that could be done to solve, or at least mitigate this issue?

2) Is Canada more or less prone to this issue, and why (or why not)?

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