Lifestream, Pocket, Blue Feed, Red Feed

Graphics from ‘Blue Feed, Reed Feed’ by The Wall Street Journal


Methodology What is this? Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.

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These graphics illustrating how facebook feeds can differ according to political preference show how algorithms can contribute to political polarisation. Connects with Eli Pariser’s notion of the filter bubble.