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Debunking Election & Social Media Myths

October 27, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election there’s been plenty of talk about social media’s potential impact. MIT IDE Director and professor Sinan Aral takes a look at some common myths swirling around social media and the upcoming election, and examines their validity in this Wired video. Can social media actually sway elections? Does fake news spread faster than real news? Are voting booths hack-proof?

Aral is author of the book “The Hype Machine,” which you can check out here: