Scientist: Oscar Espiritusanto

Oscar Espiritusanto ESMH scientistOscar Espiritusanto is a professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid at the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication, and he teaches classes to master’s students on citizen journalism, participation, user-generated content, verification and human rights. As a researcher at Fundación Cibervoluntarios, he focuses on new audiences, fake news and misinformation to generate tools that empower citizens in the fight against disinformation.  His constant experimentation has led him to create PeriodismoCiudadano.com: a landmark of this phenomenon in the Hispanic world and an observatory of participation and user-generated content. He is also the author of books and articles on the importance of citizen participation and education.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Oscar Espiritusanto about the EU Project Provenance

Oscar Espiritusanto is a professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid at the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication, and he teaches classes to master’s students on citizen journalism, participation, user-generated content, verification and human rights. As a researcher at Fundación Cibervoluntarios, he focuses on new audiences, fake news and misinformation to generate tools ...

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Provenance: ‘Stop and think’ before sharing online content

Challenging dis- information in the news requires a multi faceted, multi disciplinary and multi media approach. The EU funded project ‘Provenance’ focuses on helping people evaluate online content, equipping them with media literacy skills and discouraging the sharing of unreliable information. Could interventions like this change the dynamics of social sharing by encouraging engagement with high-quality content?