News on Social Media Might Lead to Information Bubbles

Get a lot of your news via social media? You may find yourself in a bubble. “A recent study by Indiana University researchers has found that people who access their news via social media are measurably more at risk of exposing themselves to what co-author Fil Menczer calls information bubbles.” That is, sources of news which are not as broad as those they might find outside social media. And here’s yet another argument against non-transparent distribution algorithms in social media.