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Hírközösségek és véleménybuborékok
News Communities and Echo Chambers

Author(s): Orsolya Vincze
Subject(s): Media studies, Civil Society, Theory of Communication
Published by: Medea Egyesület
Keywords: echo chambers; fi lter bubbles; news communities; polarization;

Summary/Abstract: The study of the circulation and reception of online news has been defi ned by the concepts of echo chambers and fi lter bubbles for several years now. According to the new technological determinism, our online information consumption is recorded and regulated by algorithms and computational propaganda, also relying on our psychological characteristics, encloses us into the echo chambers of our own fears, fragmenting and polarizing societies. Recently, however, several studies have questioned this narrative, pointing to the diversity of online news diets, the active nature of online news communities, and the forms of network solidarity these make possible. The paper looks into this literature to identify the factors that might promise to counterbalance the formation of echo chambers and fi lter bubbles in the network society. Acknowledgement: This work was supported by a grant of Ministry of Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-0731, within PNCDI III.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-18
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian