Category: Echo Chambers
Short explainer – What is the personalization of politics? What are the negatives and positives?
The personalization of politics refers to the focus on the personality and characteristics of political candidates, rather than on their policies and positions on issues. While personalization can have some positive effects, such as helping voters to relate to candidates and making politics more engaging for the general public, it can also have negative consequences,…
Tristan HothamEcho Chambers, Fake News, Filter Bubbles, Personalisation of Politics, Personalization of Politics, Politics, Social Mediaaccountability, ballot box, beliefs, branding, cult of personality, diversity, electoral process, engagement, governance, issues, marketing, media, negatives, personality, Personalization of Politics, policies, policy discussions, policy expertise, political candidates, positives, societal norms, superficial matters, values, voters
Short explainer – Do echo chambers (filter bubbles) exist on social media?
Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? From personalized news feeds to targeted ads, the algorithms behind your favorite platforms are designed to keep you engaged and coming back for more. But at what cost? Our article explores the existence and effects of echo chambers on social media, examining how personalization algorithms and…
Tristan Hothamalgorithmic bias, data privacy, echo chamber effects, Echo Chambers, Filter Bubbles, groupthink, information diversity, Instagram), internet bubbles, news consumption, online communities, personalization algorithms, political polarization, public discourse, social media influence, social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, twitter, user behavior