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COVID-19 : tracking clusters to keep ahead of fresh surges

With many countries around the world beginning to see or anticipating a resurgence of COVID-19, attention has been turning to how to avoid an economically punishing second round of lockdowns while keeping transmission down. One method is by examining the types of hotspots where clusters of cases emerge.

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ESMH Press Review – August 19, 2020

Infodemic, sustainability & good data: check out the ESMH selection of 21 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

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Michael Hameleers : “The most effective way to combat mis- or disinformation seems to be a combination of media literacy programmes and fact-checking”

Michael Hameleers (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is Assistant Professor in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), Amsterdam, Netherlands. His research interests include populism, framing, (affective) polarization, and disinformation. Recently, most of his research is focused on the effects of misinformation and the effectiveness of corrective information. Michael Hameleers recently released a ...

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Citizen science meets science communication

An ambitious new project aims to develop new ways of communicating about science through the growing army of people volunteering their time to take part in research.

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 13

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 24 July

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Zarine Kharazian from Digital Forensic Research Lab about the research on Covid-19 disinformation

Zarine Kharazian is Assistant Editor with the Digital Forensic Research Lab, a start-up within the Atlantic Council that focuses on researching and combating disinformation and protecting democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space. At the DFRLab, she has covered disinformation trends in the United States ...

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Nahema Marchal: “People who seek junk content, because they find it entertaining or are simply curious, will always find it”

Nahema Marchal is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a researcher for the Computational Propaganda Project. Her research examines the relationship between social media and polarization and the manipulation of digital platforms in the context of mis- and disinformation campaigns. She is also an experienced media spokesperson and regularly ...

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What drives public trust in science-based policies? Ask PEriTiA

A multinational EU research project will review the role of science in policy decision-making using climate change as a proxy with the aim of establishing public trust.

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ESMH Press Review – July 8, 2020

Biodiversity preservation, clean energy & Covid-19: check out the ESMH selection of 18 science & tech news published in the last 4 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media !

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Digital education in times of lockdown – A massive real-life experiment

Worldwide lockdowns forced education to move online all of a sudden. Despite the great potential of digital education, the everyday practice proved to be unruly. While existing inequalities continued to grow, on the positive side students, teachers and parents became more confident in using digital tools.

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