banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Animated GIFs are widely used on the Internet to express emotions, but automatic analysis of their content is largel...
Transforming data into knowledge
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Identity spans multiple dimensions; however, the relative salience of a dimension of identity can vary markedly from person to person.&nb...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Digital literacy helps people identify misinformation — but it doesn’t necessarily stop them from spreading it.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
A new model shows that the more polarized and hyperconnected a social network is, the more likely misinformation will spread.
Social Mirror is a web application that helps Twitter users interactively explore the politically active parts of their social network. ...
But research shows online polarization isn’t as clear-cut as people think.
Digital Currency Initiative
In a recent lecture, Deb Roy discussed social media, democracy, and the continuing importance of local, in-person conversations.
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
Deb Roy talks to Amina Asim about the ways misinformation spreads on social media and what kinds of damage it can cause.
Americans who share fake news on social media might not lack media literacy skills. Chances are they don’t stop to check accuracy.
New research shows that subtly nudging people to think about accuracy increases the quality of the news they share
In recent years, there has been a great deal of concern about the proliferation of false and misleading news on social media . Acade...
Study: On social media, most people do care about accurate news but need reminders not to spread misinformation.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
Deb Roy talks to Delaware Public Media about social media, the spread of misinformation, trolling and abuse, content moderation, and more.
Your social media. Your rules.Gobo is an experiment, not a startup. We’re building it to change the conversation on social media and imag...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating technology for social change
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?
Grounded in science, #BeatTheVirus aims to raise awareness of the behaviors we all must adopt to collectively defeat COVID-19.T...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit...
For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people try to innovate ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotio...
The Honest Crowds project addresses shortcomings of traditional survey techniques in the modern information and big data age. Web survey ...
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
We present Norman, world's first psychopath AI. Norman was inspired by the fact that the data used to teach a machine learning algorithm ...
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
There are over one million registered charities in the United States alone, and many more worldwide. How do you choose among them? M...
Project website: shelley.ai Human-AI collaborated stories: stories.shelley.ai Follow @shelley_ai to collaborate ...
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
How Fresh Is Your Feed? Social media promises to show you what's happening right now. We checked. It isn’t.
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
What would social media look like if it served the public interest?
New research published in the International Journal of Communication
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers ...
Civic technology should empower us as citizens. But despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Va...
Ethan Zuckerman speaks at a gathering of Senators and Representatives who came to MIT for an Aspen Institute event in May, 2019.
Essays and testimonies on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ...
Ethan Zuckerman reflects on a year of research with collaborators to determine how the French media landscape differs from that of the US.
Bias by us envisions a future of media diversity by understanding the bias of today.Our work seeks to understand how the US media ec...
The Electome: Where AI meets political journalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content a...
An alternative viewing experience for large-scale conversations on Twitter. Each conversation tree visualizes the structure of replies to...
We’re in a modern Cambrian era, sorting through an explosion of technologies enabled by the Internet.
The reality distortion field is real, and it’s getting better every day.
The morality of preschoolers, trolleys, cookie-eating squirrels, and attempting to define “the consensus” with the Moral Machine Project.
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models wi...
We investigated the spread of all of the verified news stories–verified as either true or false–distributed on Twitter from 2006 to 2017....
The spread of malicious or accidental misinformation in social media, especially in time-sensitive situations, such as real-world emergen...
Andrew Heyward has a plan for finding and identifying innovation in local TV news.
Can I borrow your network? Shout! is a marketplace for retweets that allows people to exchange micro-contracts for future retweets. Shout...
Mission Wildlife is a research collaboration between San Diego Zoo Global and the MIT Center for Civic Media to explore the pot...
The Shelley Project studies how to produce horror stories as a result of collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence.
Plus: A big overview of all the research that we have so far.
Weather really can affect our mood—or at least the way we express our emotions on social media, according to a study published Wednesday ...
S. Vosoughi, D. Roy, S. Aral. (2018). The spread of true and false news online. Science. Vol 359, Iss 6380. Mar 09 2018.
Move aside, smiley faces, clapping hands and dancing ladies. Emoji are finally ready to tackle serious issues....The project may be the f...