Informational pathologies and interest bubbles: Exploring the structural mobilization of knowledge, ignorance, and slack

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This article contends that certain configurations of information networks facilitate specific cognitive states that are instrumental for decision and action on social media. Group-related knowledge and belief states—in particular common knowledge and pluralistic ignorance—may enable strong public signals. Indeed, some network configurations and attitude states foster informational pathologies that may fuel interest bubbles affecting agenda-setting and the generation of narratives in public spheres.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Media & Society
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1123–1138
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Bubbles, common knowledge, information structure, informational pathology, pluralistic ignorance, public spheres

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