Echo Chamber

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Echo Chamber

The tendency of members of a group to reinforce each other's views and not to contradict each other because there is little or no information presented from outside the group. An echo chamber is dangerous in business as one member may not see a flaw in another's thinking or may be afraid to point it out. However, the term is most commonly used in media to describe a self-reinforcing story. See also: Groupism.
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We find that the occurrences of echo chambers are indeed statistically significant, meaning our model provides a potential explanation for why climate change denial persists in spite of the consensus reached by the scientific community.
Republicans have done a stunning job of using conservative political blogs as an echo chamber.
Many pro-war voices constantly accuse the media of anti-war and anti-Bush biases, with the accusations routinely amplified in mass-media echo chambers.
Using diagrams found on the internet they converted corridors into echo chambers and bedrooms into vocal booths.
His concept of a general-interest intermediary that promotes shared experiences is as unrealistic as his fear of the perfect information filter and echo chambers.
In fact, he is scrupulous in leaving it to readers to probe the depths of his observations in the echo chambers of their own hearts.