Events and Controversies: Influences of a Shocking News Event on Information Seeking

  title={Events and Controversies: Influences of a Shocking News Event on Information Seeking},
  author={Danai Koutra and Paul N. Bennett and Eric Horvitz},
  journal={Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web},
It has been suggested that online search and retrieval contributes to the intellectual isolation of users within their preexisting ideologies, where people's prior views are strengthened and alternative viewpoints are infrequently encountered. This so-called "filter bubble" phenomenon has been called out as especially detrimental when it comes to dialog among people on controversial, emotionally charged topics, such as the labeling of genetically modified food, the right to bear arms, the death… 
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