Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, October 21, 2017

The 2016 US presidential election dramatically increased public attention to online filter bubbles and their impacts on society. These online filter bubbles -- roughly, personalized algorithms that over-expose people to information that is consistent with their prior beliefs -- are interesting, important, and tricky to study. These three characteristics made online filter bubbles an ideal topic for our undergraduate social network class. In this post, we will describe a multi-week, student-led project on algorithmic filter bubbles that we ran with 130 students. We'll describe what we did, how it worked, and what we'd do differently next time. You can read about what we learned from the results -- which turned out to be pretty surprising...


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What our students found when they tried to break their bubbles



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Don't confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up. Since I am so insecure and have no functional spiritual foundation, and I hate to wrestle with 'what is true and what is not', I only want to see stuff I already agree with.

Otherwise I may have to admit that I don't already know everything, and you know how that hurts my fragile ego.


#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-22 08:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Here ... www.drudge.com

And here ... www.drudge.com

These two threads are bubble breakers because the problems identified in them apply to both liberal and conservative ideology.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-22 10:54 AM | Reply


IMO there is no greater crime than choosing to remain ignorant.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-23 07:22 PM | Reply


That first article is about an author that either failed to understand the study or doesn't think protest is protected by free speech. That second article is misconstruing the US constitutional republic/oligarchy for democratic freedom. Try again.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-23 07:30 PM | Reply

#4 I also took him to task on those two articles, he just ignores it.
His bubble game is strong.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-23 07:36 PM | Reply

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