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STICERD Public Events and Lectures


Morishima Lecture

Social Media and Social Good

Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford)

Wednesday 12 June 2024 18:00 - 19:30

Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as in person or as hybrid (online and in person) events. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.

Unless otherwise specified, in-person seminars are open to the public.

Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom if the event is hybrid.

About this event

Smartphones and social media have transformed the shape of our days, the way we get information, and the way we connect with others. While they have brought tremendous benefits, they have also sparked widespread concern about harms both to users themselves and to society more broadly.

Listen to a recording of the event:

Matthew Gentzkow will discuss research that speaks to these concerns, focusing on two topics -- the impact of social media on polarization and the impact of social media on mental health and well-being -- and consider implications for policy, parenting, and our own relationship to these technologies.

Please register here to attend in-person

To attend online, please: register via zoom

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, by email: