Scientist: Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou

Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou ESMH ScientistDimitra Dimitrakopoulou : As Visiting Assistant Professor at the Media Lab / Social Machines, Dimitra studies the diffusion of “fake scientific news” in social networks. Drawing links between pseudoscience, populism and health literacy, she focuses on the anti-vaccination movement to provide a key venue wherein mis- and dis-information can be studied. Dimitra is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and has over 10 years of teaching experience. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of social media, journalism, and society. Alongside her academic appointments, she has worked as a consultant in PR and communications. She has been recently granted a Marie Curie Global Fellowship from the European Commission which is awarded to the most promising researchers from the European Union. Under this fellowship, she will pursue her research for two years at MIT and for one year at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. With her current project, Dimitra aspires to enhance the efficiency of science communication professionals and science journalists and provide insights that will empower public health policy makers to introduce fake-proof health literacy initiatives.

Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, UZH, Fellow and Leader, Visiting Assistant Professor, Media Lab/Social Machines, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Why is spreading false medical/health news dangerous in your opinion? Probably the most alarming phenomenon in the recent history of contemporary media is the spread of misinformation across ...

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fueling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.