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ESMH Media Review – December 7, 2022

In the spotlight EU warns Elon Musk to strengthen Twitter safety controls deutschewelle-en, 01.12.2022 The EU's commissioner for digital policy, Thierry Breton, has warned Twitter owner Elon Musk that the company must work hard to comply with new social media laws. Musk, who bought Twitter in October , has signaled an interest in scrapping the ...

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Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom

"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...

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Science for children: shaping the future by expanding young minds

Children are the future. A future that will depend on their ability to make informed decisions on complex topics. Gaining scientific literacy and critical thinking skills will help secure that future.

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Demystifying artificial intelligence

During the STOA workshop 'AI Public Perspectives' on 14 November in the European Parliament in Brussels, Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere will give a keynote lecture about 'Demystifying artificial intelligence'. She talks to the European Science-Media Hub about her view on the public perception of artificial intelligence. 'AI is about algorithms', said a computer scientist. 'AI ...

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Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

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How much has digital news consumption affected the public perception of climate change?

Digital news consumption has been overtaking traditional news consumption in the past decade. Academics are researching the effect this has on the public perception of climate change.

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ESMH Media Review – October 19, 2022

AI, digital skills and research integrity: check out the ESMH selection of 44 science and tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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Bringing biodiversity back from the brink: the EU Nature Restoration Law proposal

In June this year the European Commission released a proposal for a milestone: an EU Nature Restoration Law. It comes at a crucial moment in the crisis the natural world is facing. Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans described it as "threatening the very foundation of our life on Earth". Marking 30 years since the EU last ...