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Echo Chambers in Media and Social Networks

Our perception of reality – and of the choices that we have in life – has always been influenced by our surroundings: education, friends, favourite newspaper, Facebook feed etc. On the one hand this allows us to live our values among like-minded people but on the other, it can oversimplify reality and deceive us.

An echo chamber is a group situation where information, ideas and beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition, while different or competing views are censored, disallowed or otherwise under-represented.


  • Dr Ellen Helsper, Associate Professor at the Media and Communications Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Christophe Bruchansky (moderator), Plural’s founder, @bruchansky

Sponsor: Westminster Reference Library

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