Redefining Filter Bubbles as (Escapable) Socio-Technical Recursion

  title={Redefining Filter Bubbles as (Escapable) Socio-Technical Recursion},
  author={Huw C. Davies},
  journal={Sociological Research Online},
  pages={637 - 654}
  • Huw C. Davies
  • Published 16 March 2018
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Research Online
Personalisation of media content is not a new phenomenon. Now, however, by configuring our search results and data feeds, algorithms that ‘learn’ from our digital footprint are determining what we see and hear. Pariser calls this the ‘Filter Bubble Effect’. Yet, despite concerns that this effect is a threat to deliberative democracy, we are told there is relatively little evidence to substantiate its existence. This article draws on a case study to argue that this is because the existing… 

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