Transparency: What’s Gone Wrong with Social Media and What Can We Do About It? by Wael Ghonim

In an article from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, Entrepreneurship Fellow Wael Ghonim explores social media’s past and the necessary changes for a future in which social media is a “productive, responsible and ethical force.” He breaks down how social media algorithms that focus on engagement can add to misinformation, filter bubbles and easily consumable content, which is not always as meaningful. Ghonim highlights transparency as a key factor moving forward in social media and the article is a great read for any individual focused on increasing engagement for their company. 

Sayo Akao is a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a student worker in the News Co/Lab, Akao is assisting the team to create positive change in news literacy through a variety of different approaches.

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