filter bubble


Definition of filter bubble

: an environment and especially an online environment in which people are exposed only to opinions and information that conform to their existing beliefs As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them. … People's filter bubbles are filled with carefully tailored information—and misinformation—altering their behavior and thinking, and even their votes.— Elissa Redmiles

First Known Use of filter bubble

2010, in the meaning defined above

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“Filter bubble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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