Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Online News Consumption

@article{Flaxman2016FilterBE,
  title={Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Online News Consumption},
  author={S. Flaxman and Sharad Goel and Justin M. Rao},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={80},
  pages={298-320}
}
Online publishing, social networks, and web search have dramatically lowered the costs of producing, distributing, and discovering news articles. Some scholars argue that such technological changes increase exposure to diverse perspectives, while others worry that they increase ideological segregation. We address the issue by examining webbrowsing histories for 50,000 US-located users who regularly read online news. We find that social networks and search engines are associated with an increase… Expand
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