RSM Assembly Fellow Nathaniel Lubin and coauthor Thomas Krendl Gilbert argue for the necessity of better mechanisms that identify and measure societal harms caused by social media. “…The first step for fixing social media is to create the infrastructure that we’ll need in order to examine outcomes in speech, mental well-being, and civic trust in real time. Without that, we will be prevented from addressing many of the most pressing problems these platforms create.” Read the full piece here.
Engineering and Policy Development
Social media is polluting society. Moderation alone won’t fix the problem
August 9, 2022
"Treat social media companies as potential polluters of the social fabric, and directly measure and mitigate the effects their choices have on human populations," argue Assembly Fellow Nathaniel Lubin and coauthor Thomas Krendl Gilbert.