Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social – Ethan Zuckerman – Medium

Gobo retrieves posts from people you follow on Twitter and Facebook and analyzes them using simple machine learning-based filters. You can set those filters — seriousness, rudeness, virality, gender and brands — to eliminate some posts from your feed. The “politics” slider works differently, “filtering in”, instead of “filtering out” — if you set the slider towards “lots of perspectives”, our “news echo” algorithm will start adding in posts from media outlets that you likely don’t read every day.

Source: Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social – Ethan Zuckerman – Medium