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How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health

July 10, 2020

In this July 9 MIT Executive Education webinar, IDE Director, Sinan Aral,  discussed how social media is becoming an even more central source of information and human connection during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new concerns arising.  

In his new book, “The Hype Machine,” Aral explains  how social media affects:
• Our Brains (Neuroscience)
• Our Elections (Political Science)
• Our Economy (Economics)
• Our Health (Epidemiology)

What will be the impact on the 2020 U.S. elections? How do we balance and protect the need for privacy, regulation, and open access? Aral offered a preview of the book and its findings in this timely and critically important webinar.

Watch the video here. Also watch the interview with Sinan and Techonomy, here.

Pre-order the book before its September 15 publication or on Amazon.