Have you ever heard about the social media echo chamber?

According to Wikipedia, "an echo chamber refers to situations in which beliefs are amplified or reinforced by communication and repetition inside a closed system and insulated from rebuttal. By participating in an echo chamber, people are able to seek out information that reinforces their existing views without encountering opposing views, potentially resulting in an unintended exercise in confirmation bias".

In other words, the views that you are reading on social media are comforted by the fact that you only follow profiles that you like and people from similar backgrounds to you.

Social media echo chambers are playing a key part in the polarisation of nowadays political scenes, including contributing to the outcomes of the Brexit referendum in the UK in 2016 or the election of Donald Trump.

So what is exactly Echochamber.ai?

Echochamber.ai is an anti-echo-chamber. Based on your Twitter profile and the accounts you follow, we identify your topics of interest and their context. Based on these, we will send you a daily digest of 5 news based on relevant topics for you outside of your social media bubble.

Who's behind Echochamber.ai?

Echochamber.ai was created by Thomas Seropian, a software engineer based in London.