Media filter bubbles sacrifice shared reality amongst US citizens. We aim to burst these echo chambers by presenting short, automatically summarized news clips to users through a mobile app. The user watches these short clips in sequence and has the option to press a lightbulb that signifies whether the news segment have been enlightening. These clips are generated from SuperGlue metadata and is based on News*2. It uses an “Anti-recommender system” that actively expands the user’s horizon—contrary to traditional recommender systems that aim to thicken the walls of echo chambers.
Open enlightened.media.mit.edu in your mobile phone and start watching short videos while discovering your own media biases.