IDSS affiliate and Sloan professor John Sterman led “SimPlanet,” an event where students tried a new computer simulation to reveal climate outcomes of different policy decisions.
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“The structure of information networks can really fundamentally influence the outcomes of elections,” says David Rand, IDSS affiliate, associate professor at MIT Sloan, and co-author of the paper detailing the study.
MIT Sloan professors and IDSS affiliates Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles propose a four-step process for researchers to measure and analyze social media manipulation -- and to turn that data into a defense against future manipulation.