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How Shadow Banning Can Silently Shift Opinion Online

In a new study, Yale SOM’s Tauhid Zaman and Yen-Shao Chen show how a social media platform can shift users’ positions or increase overall polarization by selectively muting and amplifying posts in ways that appear neutral to an outside observer.

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To Make Greener Buildings, Try Innovating around the Edges

The building industry is slow to change. But three Yale alumni are finding ways to make changes on the margins and in the process offer solutions that aren’t easy to ignore.

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Are You Ready for AI?

Of the many technologies that have changed our lives since the invention of the microchip, generative AI may have had the most dramatic debut. ChatGPT is likely the fastest-growing internet service ever, and every major tech company is scrambling to incorporate Large Language Models into their products. We’ve been talking with Yale faculty and alumni about the potential of the technology to both advance and disrupt our society.

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Confronting the Climate Crisis

Yale Insights is talking with the scholars and practitioners who are providing the expertise and leadership to make the adaptation and mitigation of this unprecedented challenge a reality.

ESG data is exposing climate risk
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Leading through COVID

COVID-19 has created leadership challenges for every kind of organization. Some are working to help the sick or the hungry, or to maintain vital services. All are scrambling to stay connected with their employees and remain economically viable. We've been talking with Yale SOM alumni about the challenges that they are facing, and hearing about their professional and personal lives during the global pandemic.

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