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Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.

Ethan Zuckerman on fighting social media’s echo chamber.
by Rachel Metz

In the past, if you wanted to change the world, you had to pass a law or start a war. Now you create a hashtag.

Ethan Zuckerman studies how people change the world, or attempt to, by using social media or other technological means. As director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT and an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, he tries to help his students make sense of these issues.