Daniel StegmannJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/JGU · Department of Communication
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Daniel Stegmann is a research associate at the Department of Communication, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. His research interests comprise media and society, fragmentation, media trust and diversity.
August 2019 - December 2019
- Research Associate
The filter bubble is an ideal-typical metaphor which describes a closed information environment in which individuals only receive information in line with their personal interests and opinions. It is assumed that this pattern is particularly caused and amplified by the algorithmic curation of information intermediaries such as search engines and so...
Echo chambers are a metaphor for closed communication environments in which like-minded people continuously confirm their common opinions to each other, like an echo. The term is strongly associated with social media because it is often assumed that the algorithms of social media put all their users in such information environments by showing them...
Diversity is essential for democratic opinion-building. Ideally, the media provides a wide range of information and opinions on relevant social and political issues, on the basis of which citizens can form their own opinions. For media policy, it is therefore important to prevent certain groups or individuals from gaining too powerful an influence...