Definition of echo chamber in English:

echo chamber

noun

  • 1An enclosed space where sound reverberates.

    ‘purpose-built echo chambers allow the addition of natural-sounding reverberation to the recordings’
    • ‘These bloggers get trapped within an echo chamber, reading post after post that says the same things they think in the same way they would have said it themselves.’
    • ‘Those stories may have been short on proof but they reverberated across the media echo chamber.’
    • ‘The inside of a campaign is an echo chamber.’
    • ‘A good journalist - who is different from an opinion columnist - ought to be able to check his or her ego firmly at the door, and be open to the world he or she is reporting on, not constantly booming in an echo chamber of opinion.’
    • ‘Well, I mean it's sort of part and parcel of the echo chamber of Washington, the armchair commanders, many of whom never served in the military, and now they're getting tough.’
    • ‘The ceaseless repetition of these dire warnings under something like the big lie principle, coupled with the echo chamber provided by the mass media, gradually wears away at popular skepticism.’
    • ‘I'm inclined to believe the more the media beat up an issue, or an outcome, just prior to an election, the louder the noise in their own echo chamber and the better off you'll be heading in the opposite direction.’
    • ‘There are about 200, they all have blogs, and they spend all day in the echo chamber fooling themselves into thinking that their views matter.’
    • ‘In both cases, the misinformation or lies continue to cycle through the echo chamber, apparently with no penalty for their falsehood or attempt to correct.’
    • ‘But, as usual, the message discipline and sheer volume of the conservative echo chamber allowed it to frame the pseudo-debate.’
    • ‘I guess that could be attributed to them demonstrating an actual desire to debate an issue with respect for facts rather than simply retreating into the simplicity of an echo chamber.’
    • ‘The grim statistics, even when reported and attributed to such sources as U.N. agencies, haven't made much noise in the media echo chamber.’
    • ‘For me the blog is just an echo chamber, where I can listen to myself interpret things, chart a clear path for my thought pattern and see, just for myself, where I trip and fall.’
    • ‘It is possible that these experts' views, unbeknown to them, were ultimately derived from the same, tainted sources: in effect, they were an echo chamber.’
    • ‘The problem is, Kerry gave his speech in an echo chamber.’
    • ‘I had an echo chamber in one, and a regular mic to another.’
    • ‘They live in an intellectual echo chamber of insular think tanks, political operatives and partisan media.’
    • ‘The soundtrack is a big part of the problem, resonating like a gong in an echo chamber one minute and soaring to treacly heights the next.’
    • ‘You know, editing is supposed to occur in a deliberative atmosphere, not in an echo chamber.’
  • 2An environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered.

    ‘people are living in partisan and ideological echo chambers’
    ‘within the echo chamber of social media, it only takes a few abusive messages to start a firestorm’
    • ‘There is nothing like the ballot box to shatter the echo chamber.’
    • ‘The Internet becomes a virtual echo chamber.’
    • ‘Echo chambers protect our self-image by keeping some information out of our field of vision.’
    • ‘Users tend almost entirely to click on links that they agree with, meaning that their news feeds can become an echo chamber.’
    • ‘The danger of creating an echo chamber is that eventually there are no dissenting voices to highlight possible errors in judgment.’
    • ‘Social media can also distort public opinion by acting like an echo chamber, amplifying the views of small but opinionated groups.’
    • ‘Echo chambers are simply by-products of our individual decisions as consumers.’
    • ‘The financial blogosphere has become in many ways like a giant echo chamber for people looking to confirm their own ways of thinking.’
    • ‘Bigots driven into echo chambers may only become more extreme.’
    • ‘They create a media echo chamber, and you take it at face value.’
    • ‘They are completely out of touch with the wider public and are trapped within their own echo chamber.’
    • ‘Its power to transform how we consume information enabled the spread of propaganda, creating political echo chambers where misinformation thrived.’
    • ‘We need to step outside the echo chamber of modern politics.’
    • ‘Steyn has entered an echo chamber of doomsayers.’
    • ‘The Op-Ed Echo Chamber offers little or no space for dissent.’
    • ‘There is a danger of becoming trapped in echo chambers of like-minded discussion partners.’
    • ‘It's fun and easy to join a centuries old echo chamber about how lazy we've all become, but the facts are that the U.S. is still full of brilliant, productive, and innovative people.’
    • ‘Repeat anything for long enough in the echo chamber, and people start to believe it.’
    • ‘Echo chambers, on the right and left, remain amongst book readers in America.’
    • ‘The real echo chamber is the mass media.’
    • ‘The echo chamber effect on the Net is stronger than it is anywhere in the world.’
    • ‘What matters most is the routine coverage that bounces around the national echo chamber.’
    • ‘This time the Online Journalism Review blames our polarization on the Internet, claiming that it is an echo chamber.’