Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

How Nobel laureate Maria Ressa pivoted under pressure

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Maria Ressa built a successful media startup — and exposed human rights issues — while fighting disinformation and attacks from the Philippine government.

Nov 24, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

7 with ties to MIT Sloan honored at Thinkers50 awards

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Professor Sinan Aral was honored for his research about social media and tech, along with six other researchers.

Nov 17, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

Nobel Peace Prize winner on fighting 'virus of lies'

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Investigative journalist Maria Ressa, a digital fellow at MIT, said the spread of disinformation on social media threatens democracies worldwide.

Oct 25, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

MIT Sloan researchers named to Thinkers50 shortlist

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2021 Thinkers50 award nominees include MIT Sloan professors and alumni studying social media, intelligent machines, and digital body language.

Sep 1, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

25 ways to fix social media

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A new report offers solutions to the problems that hound social media, from the spread of misinformation to the lack of competition.

Jun 30, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

The case for new social media business models

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Subscriptions and identify verification are just two of the ways social media companies could stem the tide of inflammatory and inaccurate content.

Jun 16, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

2 MIT Sloan professors named to top 40-under-40 list

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Professors David Rand and Basima Tewfik research workplace topics such as imposter syndrome, and societal issues such as fighting online information.

May 13, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Report details COVID-19’s impact on the digital economy

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MIT research about the pandemic looks at economic fallout, the impact of government interventions, digital technology, and fighting misinformation.

Apr 1, 2021
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MIT Sloan expert insights: 4 books from 2020

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From how recommendation engines work to how misinformation spreads on social media, here are four books from MIT Sloan that made some sense of 2020.

Nov 25, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Economics

Voters’ knowledge of political news varies widely

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What voters read and retain varies by age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status — which in turn can influence politicians and policy.

Oct 13, 2020
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