I’m interested to see whether the “filter bubble” operates when we search for “Donald Trump” on Google.
Here’s a definition of the “filter bubble”:
I think the “filter bubble” is in strong operation in the Facebook newsfeed. I’m not so sure how it operates with Google.
So let’s do an experiment together.
When I’m logged into Google and do a search, it’s going to show personalized results. Here’s what I see when I search for “Donald Trump”:
Of course, it shows the Wikipedia entry. I would assume it shows this for everyone.
I’m most interested in that news section at the top. It shows articles from BBC and County Press for me (I haven’t heard of County Press though and don’t remember visiting their site).
What does it show for you?
Please share a screenshot of the results of your own searches in screenshots below. I also welcome further discussion about the general phenomenon of the “filter bubble” and “echo chambers”.