While reading the article “Who Controls Your Facebook Feed?”, and the novel “Fahrenheit 451” they both seemed oddly similar in the sense that they both focused on dehumanizing, dystopian societies that were trying to pass for utopian societies. The leaders in both stories claim to be doing things that help people, but it could actually be hurting them. “...there are scary or shocking things that you don’t want to see...” this quote from the article about Facebook is implying that the creators decide what you can or cannot handle. “It can insulate us in an ideological bubble.” This quote is saying that the makers of Facebook are allowing users to see only what they want them to see. People are missing out on news that they don’t even know exists. They are not even aware of others opinions, but limited to seeing only peoples’ whose opinions match their own. “Montag had only an instant to read a line.” P. 34. In “Fahrenheit 451” it is illegal, and frowned upon to read. The leaders are controlling the content the citizens see. Not being able to read can have major effects on learning and creativity. This supports their idea of everyone being the same and not straying too far from normal. “They all say the same things” during school, everyone talks the same, learns the same material, and no one asks questions. People are being deindividualized and forced to be like everyone else. In both stories, these can be major issues because people are more likely to be limited to one point of view. It’s important for humans to explore, be creative, and ask questions to grow as people. The mind blowing part is that most of these people aren’t aware that they are suffering or being withheld from important information. There is an internal struggle with both parties whether one should follow the rules, be normal, and accept their limitations, or if they should branch out, explore, and accept their consequences.