Analysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

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First, just for completeness, here is a quick definition. The term “Echo Chamber” is a reference to the idea that people are increasingly being only exposed to the ideas that they agree with, and don’t hear the arguments of those with whom they do not agree. The net effect is that we become more polarised. … Read moreAnalysis of 2.7 billion tweets confirms Echo Chambers on Twitter

Is the Echo Chamber Idea a myth?

echo chamber

The basic idea should be familiar. Some people consume a very narrow band of information, for example Trump leaning individuals only tuning into Fox news or reading nothing but right-wing sites such as Breitbart. Another scenario is that in a social media context we filter out and remove people who promote ideas we do not … Read moreIs the Echo Chamber Idea a myth?