The Filter Bubble Machine

This application was made to gain insight in the origin and spread of filter bubbles. It is used to simulate the spread of disinformation through social media algorithms.

Users and documents

The Bubble Machine shows a simulation of users and their relation to documents and each other. Click the user and the document to see more.

hand pointing to users button

This triangle shows a document, this can be an article, social media post or other form information. The user can choose to encorporate this article, this has effects on their position in the filter bubble.

Emergence of filter bubbles

By running the simulation you will start to see users cluster together and form their own filter bubble. Which means they recieve less and less information that will challenge their beliefs.