A feature where your media devices block anything that repeats more than twice. It protects you from being programmed without your consent.
Whatever is designed for repetition is likely meant to program you. It sucks when that's done without your consent. Think ads, political propaganda, fake news, etc.
This is an "anti-virus" for the mind.
People are vulnerable to repetition in multiple ways. One is Illusory truth effect - the more times we hear something, the more we believe it.
Some companies with long visions go for spamming cartoons and Youtube for kids. They get them at very young ages before the kids are able to understand what the ads are about. They then sing the jingles for the nonsense that they don't yet need/understand (but will when they grow up). This is wrong on so many levels.
Pattern recognition is built into all your media devices (phone, tv, radio, computer, etc).
As soon as something (video/audio/image) repeats for the 3rd time, the device automatically mutes/masks it. In it's place there is a visual counter counting down the seconds to when the hidden content piece will be over. You can touch the screen to reveal what is being masked and additionally click to permanently/temporarily exempt it from being masked in the future.
The devices can recognize environments where repetition is expected. Such as songs (but not ads) on youtube and spotify. If something slips by in such environments you can still touch the screen to manually mask all future repetition of the content piece.
When listening to the news, the content is delayed by a few seconds, just long enough for the AI-powered context recognition to determine if you've already heard the story. There is no need to beat the story into your brain. You can select the number of times you are willing to hear something. Twice should be more than plenty. All subsequent repetitions are prevented.