[ fil-ter buhb-uhl ]
/ ˈfɪl tər ˌbʌb əl /
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 foreign films that he broke the filter bubble on my account—the recommended movies page is all over the place now.
verb (used with object) fil·ter-bub·ble
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.
Origin of filter bubble
Coined by Eli Pariser (born 1980), U.S. political and internet activist, in The Filter Bubble (2011)
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