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Ep. 914: Sinan Aral Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Sinan Aral
Sinan Aral

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My guest today is Sinan Aral, the David Austin Professor of Management, Marketing, IT, and Data Science at MIT; director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; and head of MIT’s Social Analytics Lab. He is an active entrepreneur and venture capitalist who served as chief scientist at several startups; co-founded Manifest Capital, a VC fund.

The topic is his book The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health–and How We Must Adapt.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Gatekeepers
  • Republicans and Democrats
  • Polarization
  • Social Media
  • Facebook and Free Speech
  • Social Brain Hypothesis
  • The Impact of Social Media on Children
  • Russian Interference
  • China and Russia

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