Sinan Aral

Sinan Aral is the David Austin Professor of Management, Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society, and former chair of the Marketing Department at MIT, where he co-leads the Initiative on the Digital Economy and directs the Social Analytics Lab. He is also an active entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has served as chief scientist at several startups; co-founded Manifest Capital, a VC fund that grows startups into the Hype Machine; and worked closely with Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, WeChat, and The New York Times, among others. His team's findings on how lies are spread farther, faster, and more broadly than the truth made the cover of Science magazine, and his blueprint for addressing election manipulation, also published in Science, landed him on Morning Joe, Velshi & Rhule, CNN, and Yahoo Finance.

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Author: Sinan Aral
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Social media connected the world--and gave rise to fake news and increasing polarization. Now a leading researcher at MIT draws on 20 years of research to show how these trends threaten our political, economic, and emotional health in this eye-openin...