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Echo chambers, filter bubbles, and polarisation: a literature review

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This literature review examines social scientific evidence regarding the existence, causes, and effects of online echo chambers in the context of concerns about digital platforms contributing to polarisation in our societies generally, and in relation to scientific topics, specifically. The scholarship suggests echo chambers are much less widespread than is commonly assumed, finds no support for the filter bubble hypothesis, and offers a mixed picture on polarisation and the role of news and ...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.60625/risj-etxj-7k60

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Place of publication:
Oxford, UK
Publication date:
2022-01-19
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9781907384967
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English
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1234324
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pubs:1234324
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2022-01-26

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