Waka Flocka Flame and (newly announced running mate) Hannibal Buress provide politics with some much needed positivity, but the fight for Capital Hill is largely one of frustration. Republican candidate Donald Trump is, for many, a leading cause of such irritation, but he’s also rallied significant support. Talking Heads frontman and acclaimed author David Byrne tries to understand just why that is in a self-published essay.
In his piece, “The Echo Chamber,” Byrne parses our digital modes of communication to make a claim mostly unconsidered by the traditional media. The algorithms of platforms like Twitter and Facebook form bubbles for each users, he argues. They display content that only reinforces their own ways of thought rather than introduce alternative points of view.
If you’d like to read the article in its entirety (recommended), head over to Byrne’s website.