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Lab director Siva Vaidhyanathan on the aquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk. Image from shutterstock.
Article by lab director Siva Vaidhyanathan. Image from shutterstock.
Lab faculty Kevin Driscoll's new book is released by Yale University Press - The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media
Yale University Press
Technology of the Oppressed: Inequality and the Digital Mundane in the Favelas of Brazil. New book by lab faculty David Nemer has been released by MIT Press.
The MIT Press
Lab director Siva Vaidhyanthan joins this episode of The New Abnormal to discuss his show, Democracy in Danger.
The Daily Beast
The company has treated most of the planet with all the care of an invading imperial force.
COVID-19 in the Twitterverse, from epidemic to pandemic: information‚ sharing behavior and Twitter as an information carrier
Media Lab post-doc Miyoung Chong was selected as the recipient of the SIG Social Media Research Award for 2021 for her recently published paper. Read it here.
It seems increasingly likely that antitrust and content moderation tools aren’t up to the task. Here’s what we do next. Article by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan. Image from Shutterstock.
Unlike her white predecessors, Hannah-Jones will be offered a five-year term without tenure. Here’s why that matters. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
It’s worse than the old nightmare scenario. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
The reality is that Trump used Facebook most effectively as an organizing and fundraising tool, not as a platform for ‘posting.’ Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.
Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan joins the podcast Tel Aviv Review to discuss the challenges Facebook poses for both society and democracy. Image from Shutterstock.
TLV1 - Tel Aviv Review
Lab faculty Meredith Clark on the idea of reparative journalism: “Reparative journalism is explicit in its commitment to doing the work of racial justice, and by extension — without apology — socia
Columbia Journalism Review
Media Lab faculty member Lana Swartz addresses the role of social media in the GameStop stock frenzy.
Can the largest media platform in the world ever be made safe for democracy? By Siva Vaidhyanathan