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Bridges or Hate-Links? The Meaning of Common Links in Media Conflict

On November 4, 2015, Posted by , In research, With No Comments

By Alyssa Smith and Nathan Matias When groups have strong disagreements online, we tend to worry about echo chambers — the possibility that each group is having conversations that are isolated from each other. If these echo chambers persist, might an agreement ever be reached? These worries extend to echo chambers in personalization algorithms (Sunstein 2014), echo chambers in social news sharing (Pariser 2011; Bakshy, Messing, Adamic 2015), and echo chambers in the link structure…