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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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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.

COVID-19 in Africa: what is at stake?

COVID-19 in Africa: what is at stake?

SARS-CoV-2 has arrived in Africa and, progressively, almost all African countries have closed their borders and imposed various levels of "lockdowns" in the hope of limiting the spread of the pandemic, taking measures similar to those taken elsewhere in the world. The pandemic is producing shocking statistics and tragic consequences in developed regions of the ...

Stephen Turner interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Stephen Turner about Infodemic

The infodemic, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Stephen Turner, head of Public Policy EU/Belgium for Twitter. Stephen manages the company's relations with EU regulatory bodies, policymakers, NGOs and civil society organisations across all Twitter issue areas – including freedom of expression, transparency, disinformation, illegal content, consumer protection, and privacy and data protection. Twitter's measures to ...

Luca Nicotra interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Luca Nicotra about Infodemic

The infodemic, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Luca Nicotra, senior campaigner at Avaaz. He is a data analysis and statistical modelling researcher, as well as an information and internet rights advocate, working on issues such as privacy, open innovation, freedom of expression, transparency, open data and intellectual property. He is a senior campaigner at Avaaz ...

Julie Posetti Interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Julie Posetti about Infodemic

The infodemic, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Julie Posetti, an award-winning journalist and academic, leads  the global research program of the  International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Based in Oxford, England, she researches and writes at the intersection of journalism safety, media freedom, media and gender, journalism and disinformation, and the digital transformation of journalism. ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg about health and risk communication

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg about health and risk communication

Health and Risk communication, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Professor Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Associate Professor and Head of the Health Promotion Programme at the University of Haifa, and Founding Director of the Health and Risk Communication Research Center in Haifa, Israel. What are the common mistakes or failures in communication during an infectious disease outbreak and what ...

COVID-19 How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

COVID-19: How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper. But is this a reasonable response in the face of a pandemic crisis?

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Dimitrios Tsivrikos about consumer behaviour during COVID-19

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Dimitrios Tsivrikos about consumer behaviour during COVID-19

Panic buying, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, Lecturer in Consumer and Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), UK How is the spread of coronavirus changing consumer behaviour, and are such behaviours reasonable or expected in a time of crisis? When do these behaviours become irrational? We have seen a great increase in panic ...

ESMH Press Review, special edition on coronavirus – April 16, 2020

ESMH Press Review, special edition on coronavirus – April 16, 2020

Special edition on coronavirus: check out the ESMH selection of 25 news published in the last 2 weeks on the web.