December 4, 2023

Social media has become an important way many people find, consume, and share news. These online communities expose us to information that we might not otherwise come across and provide space for discussion and exchange.

So we’re doing a little project to find out how people feel about the news they encounter on social media. We would like to receive your responses to some headlines and ask some quick follow-up questions.

David Rand, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies cognitive science and social media, and his team will review the answers (with identifiers removed), and then review their results on you and other New York Times subscribers who attended our live event at May participate, share.

You will get a number of headlines from various online news sources. We are interested in how likely it is that you will share them on social media if you see them there.