Quantifying and bursting the online filter bubble

Kiran Garimella*

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In this thesis, we develop methods to (i) detect and quantify the existence of filter bubbles in social media, (ii) monitor their evolution over time, and finally, (iii) devise methods to overcome the effects caused by filter bubbles. We are the first to propose an end-to-end system that solves the prob-lem of filter bubbles completely algorithmically. We build on top of existing studies and ideas from social science with principles from graph theory to design algorithms which are language independent, domain agnostic and scalable to large number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWSDM 2017 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346757
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Web Search & Data Mining - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Feb 201710 Feb 2017
Conference number: 10


ConferenceInternational Conference on Web Search & Data Mining
Abbreviated titleWSDM
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Controversy
  • Echo chambers
  • Filter bubble
  • Polarization
  • Social media

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