New podcast episodeDo we all live in a filter bubble?

Almost everyone has heard of the filter bubble. It supposedly ensures that we only see content on the Internet that corresponds to our interests and convictions. And it often serves as a simple explanation for many social problems: political radicalization, the division of society, democratic fatigue. But what if the filter bubble doesn't exist at all? Dr. Stephan Dreyer from the Hans Bredow Institute explains why we will probably have to burst the filter bubble.

There are many myths about the Internet. One myth that is particularly persistent is the one surrounding the filter bubble. Launched in 2011 by a book by author Eli Pariser, the filter bubble narrative has taken off. In our podcast, we let Dr. Stephan Dreyer from the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │ Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) explain why large parts of the "filter bubble theory" cannot be scientifically proven.

The basis for the conversation is the project "Stimmt's? The 50 most common Internet myths" in which Dr. Stephan Dreyer played a major role. In addition to a publication, all contents of the project are also openly accessible on the website In the course of the podcast, other Internet myths are discussed in addition to the myth about the filter bubble.