From Pine View Farm

Life in the Bubble 0

Phil Reed reviews recent research as to whether “social” media promotes “digital bubbles” and political polarization.

He finds that the research to be inconclusive but tends towards a yes. Here’s a bit; follow the link for the rest, including summaries of several studies.

Why does this effect occur? There are many potential reasons. It may have to do with the algorithms used by social media to signal content of potential interest, or receiving opinions that are similar to one’s own is reinforcing – it supports and generates such behaviour.


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