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The truth behind filter bubbles: Bursting some myths

Filter bubbles / Myths

A filter bubble is a state of intellectual or ideological isolation that may result from algorithms feeding us information we agree with, based on our past behaviour and search history. It’s a pretty popular term that was coined by Internet activist Eli Pariser, who wrote about a book about it. However, as our Senior Research Fellow Richard Fletcher said in one of our recent seminars, academic research on the subject tells a different story about filter bubbles. Here’s an edited transcript of that talk. 

Source: Reuters Institute 

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