How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: politics voting-and-elections behavioral-economics game-theory networks research social-media technology-and-society film-and-television government political-science sloan-school-of-management

Political Methodology Lab to dig deep into new kinds of data | MIT News

Founder Teppei Yamamoto designs new tools to comprehend political behavior transformed by digital technology.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | Feb. 15, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  shass  political-science  big-data  social-media  voting-and-elections  social-sciences  research  government  technology-and-society  behavior  democracy  politics  policy

Mens et Manus America examines election integrity | MIT News

Political scientists Charles Stewart III and Eitan D. Hersh offer insights on data, technology, and election security in an era of rising concern.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Oct. 30, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  shass  government  voting-and-elections  technology-and-society  policy  political-science

Mens et Manus America examines the politics of misinformation | MIT News

Adam Berinsky and Ezra Zuckerman Sivan present research on rumors and falsehoods in U.S. politics.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | May 22, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  democracy  government  sociology  voting-and-elections  faculty  shass  sloan-school-of-management

In MIT visit, sociologist Arlie Hochschild discusses U.S. political divisions | MIT News

At Mens et Manus America event, Hochschild recommends three pillars of action for finding common ground among U.S. voters.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | April 10, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  economics  voting-and-elections  environment  humanities  sociology  inequality  jobs  race-and-gender  political-science  social-sciences  shass  sloan-school-of-management

Bern notice | MIT News

In MIT speech, Bernie Sanders contends future of U.S. politics “must be” progressive.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | April 3, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  politics  political-science  voting-and-elections  inequality  jobs  energy  health-care  government  shass

Mens et Manus America initiative launches with documentary event | MIT News

Over 200 students and faculty attend kickoff as SHASS and Sloan begin an exploration of current U.S. social, political, economic challenges.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | March 3, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  community  special-events-and-guest-speakers  politics  anthropology  economics  voting-and-elections  inequality  globalization  jobs  business-and-management  film-and-television  manufacturing  political-science  sociology  shass  sloan-school-of-management

MIT Election Data and Science Lab launches | MIT News

Founded by political scientist Charles Stewart III, the Election Lab focuses on non-partisan research, data, and analysis to improve elections.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Jan. 25, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  voting-and-elections  democracy  government  policy  political-science  shass  faculty

Evaluating voter experience | MIT News

Wait times at polls in 2016 election improved in several key states, new survey results show.

Abby Abazorius | MIT News Office | Dec. 8, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  shass  political-science  politics  voting-and-elections

How healthy is the U.S. voting system? | MIT News

Professor Charles Stewart III explains why the U.S. electoral system is strong and how MIT research is making the voting process even more seamless.  

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Oct. 20, 2016
~7 mins |

Tags:  voting-and-elections  political-science  politics  research  government  shass

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