‘Echo Chambers’

  title={‘Echo Chambers’},
  author={Max Gr{\"o}mping},
  journal={Asia Pacific Media Educator},
  pages={39 - 59}
  • Max Grömping
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Psychology
  • Asia Pacific Media Educator
Do social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook enhance deliberation in a democratic public sphere, or do they act as echo chambers, in which like-minded individuals reinforce their previously held beliefs? This article descriptively assesses this puzzle within a case study of Facebook posts on the 2014 Thai general election. Two very different realities emerge from the content analysis of several partisan Facebook pages. The ‘echo chamber’ hypothesis is further supported through network… 

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