Corona: Is misinformation more contagious than the virus?

Virtual event for science journalists, Monday 28 September 2020, 10:00-12:00 via WEBEX.

Communicating science evidence in a pandemic

Virtual event for science journalists

Monday 28 September 2020, 10:00-12:00 via WEBEX. The event will be held in 🇬🇧 English without interpretation. Organised by the European Parliament’s European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) and the EP Liaison Office in Berlin.

Covid19 has triggered a new wave of misinformation (erroneous information), disinformation (deliberately manipulative information) and conspiracy theories. The need to provide the general public with timely and credible science-based information has never been more important. How can we put science evidence at the heart of the public debate? What about false news on social media? Are we at the mercy of the algorithms? We will discuss all this topics with:

  • Christian Ehler (EPP, Germany) Member of the European Parliament, First Vice-Chair of STOA, Rapporteur for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

  • Tiemo Wölken, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Germany) STOA Member and Rapporteur for the Digital Services Act

  • Rasmus Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

  • Christina Berndt, author and science editor Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

  • Luca Nicotra, data analyst at Avaaz

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