MIT Laboratory for Social Machines

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In October 2014, Twitter supported the creation of the MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines through a financial donation of USD 10 million and a data donation of all real-time and historical tweets. Former Twitter Chief Media Scientist Deb Roy led the organization, which dedicated itself to mapping and analyzing social systems and to design tools to support the positive use of human networks. Considering this close relationship between the Laboratory and Twitter, the Media Lab subsequently developed [guidelines]( to distinguish between the interests of the social media platform and the academic institution. Though the organization's website claims it acquires data from several digital networks to provide insights and research into public policy issues, these relationships (and the data-sharing agreements that govern them) are not publicly shared.

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