Facebook wants to burst your filter bubble.

A new patent — filed last March but just made public — details one way Facebook may push back on political echo chambers in its News Feed. Titled “Systems and Methods for Providing Diverse Content,” the patent explains how Facebook could use its News Feed to surface alternative viewpoints about political content. 

In essence, the tool described would detect content that’s overtly political — like that mentioning a specific candidate in an upcoming election — and automatically display the positions of other candidates in the same race, along with their names and photos.  Read more…

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