On April 22, 2021, the IDE hosted The Social Media Summit @ MIT (#SMSMIT), which attracted more than 20,000 virtual attendees to learn about the most-pressing topics of the day. The event brought together business, policy, and academic experts to discuss social media trends and to offer actionable solutions that—as moderator Sinan Aral pointed out—can help “steer us toward the promise of digital technologies and away from the perils.”
This special report offers a six-point roadmap for platform reform–from rescuing truth, to restoring free speech; ensuring transparency to humanizing design. “need all of these oars rowing in the same direction at once for substantive change to occur,” said Aral.
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