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Bursting the bubble: in reality, most of us are exposed to a range of views online

Although we may follow like-minded people on Facebook and Twitter, on the whole, most people are subjected to a wide range of views on social media

By David Sumpter  

A shared interest in sports is just one way we encounter people with different political views. Photos: PA

It is easy to believe that people who don’t agree with you are living in a bubble. When you understand the history and background to a problem—be it Brexit, gun control or the (lack of) connection between autism and vaccines—and the other side’s arguments build on ignorance and hyperbole, it can appear that those who don’t agree with you are deluded. Trapped in an echo chamber of their own failed ideas,…

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