I really like this post, but for reasons very different from most. This to me is the most important concept you are discussing “ We shouldn’t shield ourselves from views different from our own”. Not only should we not shield ourselves but nor should others, especially our information sources. The emerging push towards algorithms that deliver us information across all social networks is very concerning to me. Not only can they be used to control our thoughts and responses (Facebook proved that with an intriguing experiment a while ago) but since they are designed to push us towards our “interests”, they also encourage us to stop looking for or considering alternative perspectives.
Thanks for writing this.