a phenomenon that limits an individual’s exposure to a full spectrum of news and other information on the internet by algorithmically prioritizing content that matches a user’s demographic profile and online history or excluding content that does not: My roommate streamed so many arthouse flicks on my account that she confused the filter bubble—the recommended movies page thinks I’m some kind of fancy-pants intellectual now.
to cause (a person) to have such a limited online experience through the predictive algorithmic filtering of content: We are being filter-bubbled into homogeneous peer groups by social media platforms.
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How to use filter bubble in a sentence
This led to a narrowing of who controlled the most powerful messaging platforms and the creation of what is commonly referred to as “filter bubbles.”A key legacy of 9/11? The way conspiracy theories spread online. | Jeff Melnick | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
An algorithm that interprets your behavior inside such a filter bubble might assume that you dislike people with darker skin.