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Social media polarization: What happens? What can we do?

Nabeel Gillani, Ann Yuan, and Martin Saveski, MIT Labs, Authors of Me, My Echo Chamber, and I: Introspection on Social Media Polarization Nabeel Gillani, graduate student and research assistant in the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab, using data science/machine learning and software engineering to try and promote equality of opportunity in… Read More

What the advent of radio has in common with social media

Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia Dr. Jennifer Petersen is an Associate Professor of Media Studies. Her interests focus on media history, technology studies, communication law, and conceptions of emotion in the public sphere. Her articles in these areas appear in journals such as Media Culture & Society and Critical Studies… Read More

Should Congress regulate social media?

Storyline: After several congressional hearings there seems to be increasing bipartisan support for federal action to regulate social media platforms, steps that tech leaders seem to expect and accept.  On September 5th, executives including Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and a Google senior executive are scheduled to testify before… Read More