"On what basis can we trust "knowledge" acquired from a range of sources?" ITGS Links:
1.1 Reliability and Integrity, 1.12 Digital Citizenship, 3.5 Internet
The BBC article Are we trapped in our own web bubbles?
and Eli Pariser's TED talk 'Beware online filter bubbles' are two resources that discuss how personalised search results could limit our access to new information.
Search engines play a major role in providing "access" to knowledge and information. The order of the links that appear in search results therefore has a significant impact on the types of information that will be accessed by the majority of people (witness how many people only ever use the first page - or even half page - of search results).
Additionally, some search engines have started to use personalised search results, which can prioritise results that are similar to pages we have previously viewed - thus forming a so-called 'search bubble' or 'filter bubble' that might limit our exposure to new views.
This can be a useful starting point for exercise 1.8, and also links closely to the IB Theory of Knowledge