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New research pushes back against charge that Google search engine creates partisan ‘filter bubble’

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Is Google’s search engine a neutral arbiter for information, providing a diverse set of sources for any given query, or is it deliberately steering users toward content that aligns with their beliefs?

That’s the focus of new Northeastern-led research published this week in Nature, which focused on trying to parse whether the world’s most visited search engine creates a so-called filter bubble around users in the context of political news or users themselves seek partisan information on their own without significant algorithmic interference. 

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