Problems posed by social media models and suggested solutions - Deepstash
Sinan Aral - Professor at MIT

Social media is rewiring the central nervous system of humanity in real-time.

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We’re now at a crossroads between its promise and its peril.

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Problems posed by social media models and suggested solutions

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Researchers and the public have the right to know how social media platforms are accessing and using consumer data. But there’s also a need to protect user privacy and security.

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Social media and search engines have become the main way people organize and access information, but companies that run them are guided by profit, not things like democracy or human rights. Sometim...

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Social media business models are built on the attention economy, in which platforms sell users’ attention for advertising. But what gets attention isn’t always good for users or society.

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