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content filtering

A Dictionary of Social Media

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

content filtering 

1. The use of an app to block or remove specific kinds of content (such as email spam or webpage ads). See also ad blocking.

2. (content control) Controlling access to items deemed to be a security threat to the user (content security control) or to which the device owner or network administrator has chosen to restrict access (censorware).

3. The algorithmic filtering of social media feeds. See also content filtering algorithm; filtered feed.

4. The algorithmic personalization of search engine results. See also filter bubble; personalization filters; recommendation engine.

5. In social media, the control exercised by a user over what appears on their own feed or wall (for instance, hiding or deleting particular posts).