Symposium

Of Rising Scholars

Spring 2024

Tara will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, March 23rd! To attend the event and see Tara's presentation.

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Tara Sehdave

Class of 2025San Diego, California

About

Hi! My name is Tara Sehdave and I am from San Diego, California. I am interested in pursuing political science in university in hopes of becoming a lawyer.

Projects

  • "The Unfiltered Lens: Social Media as a Threat to Democracy" with mentor Elisabeth (Oct. 25, 2023)

Project Portfolio

The Unfiltered Lens: Social Media as a Threat to Democracy

Started June 12, 2023

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Abstract or project description

The emergence of social media has revolutionized the way information is interchanged, and thus changed the way people form opinions. However, this rapid digital transformation has also led to the creation of epistemic bubbles and echo chambers within online platforms that pose serious challenges to the quality and diversity of information available to users. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of epistemic bubbles and echo chambers in the context of social media, exploring their underlying mechanisms and the psychological factors that contribute to their formation. It will also explore the two common intervention methods, nudging and boosting, to help avoid and eradicate such secluded sections.