echo chamber

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

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1842

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