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Diving into private Facebook groups

Its decision to emphasise micro-communities now is a fascinating shift.

A worrisome possibility is that by promoting private groups, Facebook may be amplifying the much-discussed 'filter bubble' effect, sorting like-minded people into closed echo chambers and sheltering them from divergent views.

New York

IN RECENT days, I've gotten to know bee-keepers in Rhode Island, dental hygienists in New Jersey and Wiccans in Tennessee. I've seen gardeners swapping fertiliser advice, flight attendants complaining about annoying passengers and fishermen arguing about which lures are best for...

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