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Engagement Outweighs Exposure to Partisan and Unreliable News within Google Search

@article{Robertson2021EngagementOE,
  title={Engagement Outweighs Exposure to Partisan and Unreliable News within Google Search},
  author={Ronald E. Robertson and Jon Green and Damian J. Ruck and Katya Ognyanova and Christo Wilson and David Lazer},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2201.00074}
}
If popular online platforms systematically expose their users to partisan and unreliable news, they could potentially contribute to societal issues like rising political polarization. This concern is central to the “echo chamber” and “filter bubble” debates, which critique the roles that user choice and algorithmic curation play in guiding users to different online information sources. These roles can be measured in terms of exposure, defined as the URLs seen while using an online platform, and… 

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