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The Hype Machine Debuts

September 11, 2020

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Join the MIT IDE  on Monday, September 14 at 1pm EDT for a virtual book launch celebration. Register:

 Sinal Aral  will take live audience questions and preview his book #hypemachine

In The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health–and How We Must Adapt (on-sale September 15), Sinan Aral, director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) helps us take stock of social media’s ascendance and provides clear-eyed prescriptions for how we can protect ourselves and democracy from fake news deception and social media manipulation.

Publishers Weekly says The Hype Machine is a top 10 Business and Economics pick for fall, and early praise from Kirkus Reviews, Erik Brynjolfsson, Clint Watts, Maria Ressa, Eli Pariser, Jonah Berger, DJ Patil, Scott Galloway, Richard Stengel, and more, agrees: this book is poised to completely transform our understanding of fake news and the role it plays in our world.