Thanks for posting this Recusant, I find this subject fascinating. I hold the opinion that the distorted or filtered view we each have in our "Online World" had a distinct impact on the last election, especially with regards to social media (Facebook most importantly)
Last September I was visiting with my sister, and her brother-inlaw had been over her house helping her with some repairs in her house and he had his laptop computer at her home. They were using it to try and find something related to the repair work they were doing, and he left to get pickup some parts, and had told her he was fine with her using his computer while he was gone.
His Facebook page was up, and we were amazed at how differently his feed appeared compared to hers. He is very conservative, my sister the exact opposite, and it was somewhat startling to see how each of their feeds handled the current events going on at the time, mostly of course dealing with the election. (We showed him the comparison later when he returned, and were very open that we had been looking at his Facebook, just in case anyone thinks we were snooping)
Same story, totaling different viewpoints, but most disheartening, nothing approaching an opposing or alternative opinion on either side.
The following video covers this subject quite well and is worth the watch as it is not very long. Interesting as it covers what is called:Incestuous Amplification EffectIncestuous Amplification: A condition in warfare where one only listens to those who are already in lock-step agreement, reinforcing set beliefs and creating a situation ripe for miscalculation."
-Jane's Defense Weekly
Here's a link to the video.VIDEO: MediaOcracy (We The Voters)