Ideas and insights about social media from MIT Sloan.
MIT Sloan professor named to 2023 Thinkers50 Radar list
The 2023 Thinkers50 Radar list honors David Rand, a professor who researches the spread of misinformation online.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on regulating AI
Former Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said there should be a balance between regulating artificial intelligence and boosting innovation.
Study: ‘Weak ties’ make a difference in finding a job online
New research looking at LinkedIn connections shows that acquaintances can be more helpful in finding employment than close contacts.
New courses at MIT Sloan include ‘Pursuing happiness’
Before it’s in the boardroom, it’s on the syllabus at MIT Sloan — including a new course on pursuing a meaningful life.
Study: Social media linked to decline in mental health
Researchers found a significant link between the presence of Facebook and increases in anxiety and depression among college students.
3 insights about the digital economy from a new MIT podcast
Experts talk about the rise of TikTok, the power of social media, and why we should be cautious about artificial intelligence.
5 social media trends experts are watching
Fighting misinformation, understanding powerful algorithms, and mitigating harms are top concerns for social media experts.
The role of social media in the Russia-Ukraine war
While the Russia-Ukraine war is taking a devastating toll on land, a second war is unfolding on the internet.
How can social platforms protect kids from hateful speech?
Researchers analyzed 110 million YouTube comments. Their recommendation: Use algorithms to hide toxic speech, then follow up with human review.
How to fight pro-Russia disinformation in Ukraine
Ukrainians with stronger analytical reasoning skills were better at identifying pro-Russia propaganda, according to a new study.