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The most recent US presidential elections have revealed the extent of the consequences ‘filter bubbles’ can produce on our societies and lives. What is however more concerning is the fact that, since the filter bubbles provide us with a space where our ideas are not challenged and our views confirmed, we have the tendency to enjoy living within these structures. Nevertheless, following the Trump shock, that took many by surprise, new tools hae been created by IT specialists in order to help us escape the bubble. The question that emerges from this situation is whether tools such as ‘PolitEcho’, ‘read across the aisle’ or ‘FlipFeed’, should be standard features of our web surfing tools, default settings and not just available for those who have already realised they live in a bubble?