echo chamber


Definition of echo chamber

: a room with sound-reflecting walls used for producing hollow or echoing sound effects often used figuratively Living in a kind of echo chamber of their own opinions, they pay attention to information that fits their conclusions and ignore information that does not.— James Surowiecki

Examples of echo chamber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For too long, these restaurateurs believe, the fine-dining world has been an echo chamber of esoteric techniques, sustained by self-aggrandizing menus and buzzwords like foraged and grass-fed that make cash registers sing. Mehr Singh, Bon Appétit, 18 July 2022 Living inside the echo chamber of your head can cause recurring negative thoughts to become worse over time. Alaina Percival, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The complaint alleges that Instagram’s artificial intelligence engine almost immediately steered the then-fifth grader into an echo chamber of content glorifying anorexia and self-cutting, and systematically fostered her addiction to using the app. Jesselyn Cook, NBC News, 7 June 2022 Biden’s Thursday night speech on gun control suggested that there lay another path forward, outside of the echo chamber. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 6 June 2022 Rosenthal has founded a group, In Union, that aims to counter the right-wing echo chamber and give blue-collar workers accurate information on what’s happening in the economy and what various candidates stand for. Steven Greenhouse, The New Republic, 6 May 2022 By curating various perspectives, my audience can see and interact with issues that don't come up on their feeds because of their social media echo chamber. Jill Griffin, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Fox host slammed Big Tech for becoming a ‘big-left echo chamber' and discussed how Elon Musk will make Twitter a place for free speech. Fox News, 26 Apr. 2022 When a leader persists in judging and belittling ideas or comments, the sense of safety is gone, and the place becomes an echo chamber for the leader. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of echo chamber

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Echo chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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