New Study Suggests Echo Chambers Aren't Always A Bad Thing

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:10pm
Updated: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:39pm
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Even without knowing exactly what the context is, the phrase "echo chamber" has rather negative connotations.

For most, it connotes a group of people who agree with each other about a subject and have gathered together to reinforce those beliefs, rather than challenge them. Basically, echo chamber doesn’t imply open-mindedness.

But a new study indicates that echo chambers aren’t all bad and, even in these polarized political times, could include some incremental modifying of ideas and perspectives.

One of the key researchers in the study is Joshua Becker. He is a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

He joined The Show to talk about a report he worked on with the Annenberg School and George Washington University.

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