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What Meta’s New Studies Do—and Don’t—Reveal About Social Media and Polarization

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2023
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LAST WEEK, THE first papers from a collaboration between Meta's Facebook and a team of external researchers studying the 2020 election were finally published. Two of these studies asked: Are we trapped in filter bubbles, and are they tearing us apart? The results suggest that filter bubbles are at least somewhat real, but countering them algorithmically doesn’t seem to bring us any closer together.

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