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Filter bubbles: Filter bubbles are digital echo chambers created by algorithms, tailoring online content to users' preferences and past behavior. They limit exposure to diverse viewpoints, presenting information that aligns with users' existing beliefs. This selective presentation can reinforce biases, isolating individuals from contrasting perspectives and contributing to a narrowing of information sources and worldviews. The term "filter bubble" was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser in his 2011 book "The Filter Bubble What the Internet is Hiding from You." See also Misinformation, Fake news, Internet, Internet culture, Prejudice.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Cass R. Sunstein on Filter Bubbles - Dictionary of Arguments

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Filter bubbles/terminology/Sunstein: Sunstein uses the term "information cocoon" for what Elie Pariser later called "filter bubbles".
>E. Pariser

Media/Negroponte: Nicholas Negroponte prophesied early on the emergence of a completely personalized newspaper, "Daily Me", in which each of us only chooses what we like and what interests him.(1)
>N. Negroponte.
SunsteinVsNegroponte: The main problem is the formation of information universes (information cocoons) in which we only hear what we ourselves have chosen and what we like.
>filter bubbles/Pariser.
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Problem/Sunstein: a company will not thrive with information cocoons if its own decisions are not questioned from within.
((s) From the inside with information gained externally - a challenge from the outside would only come too late if the company shows weaknesses due to its self-centeredness.)
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Group discussions/Group pressure: an example of this is illustrated in a report on NASA.(2) Afterwards, it is difficult to encourage minorities to express their opinions or publish bad news instead of hiding them.

1. Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital (New York: Vintage, 1995), 153. In Cass R. Sunstein, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001), I extend and explore this possibility.
2. Columbia Accident Investigation Board, NASA, The Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report, 2003, 97–204, available at p. 4.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Sunstein I
Cass R. Sunstein
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge Oxford 2008

Sunstein II
Cass R. Sunstein
#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media Princeton 2017

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