Disinformation

ESMH selection: sources of information about Corona Virus

ESMH selection: sources of information about Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for reliable sources of information on the virus and ensuing crisis is more important than ever. To this end, the European Science-Media Hub has compiled a list of such sources, ranging from recognised official international webpages providing daily updates, to data and maps, as well as a selection ...

Workshop in Milan : Techno-Scientific expertise and disinformation

Workshop in Milan : Techno-Scientific expertise and disinformation

Last Friday 14th February, the European Science-Media Hub was presented at the workshop ‘Eclissi della verità o crisi della delega tecnocratica: expertise techno-scientifiche, fake news e pratiche mediali’, organised by the Italian Society of  Science and Technology Studies (STS Italia) in cooperation with the interdisciplinary network of SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) of Milano Politecnico ...

Coronavirus : a pandemic turning into an infodemic

Coronavirus : a pandemic scare turning into an infodemic

Pandemics have the potential to exacerbate underlying social tensions. And at times of crises — when emotions run high — online rumours spread particularly wide and fast.

EU project : ARTICONF

EU Project : ARTICONF

ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

Debate on the disinformation phenomenon in Varese december 2019

Positive narratives to beat disinformation

A rich debate on the “disinformation phenomenon” took place last Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December in Varese, where the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a participatory workshop on the topic.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

The key point I would make about regulating deepfakes is that, in some cases, new laws may be needed, but much of the harm deepfakes cause is covered by existing laws, or could be covered by amending existing laws.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

Synthetic audio means that it will be possible to make any person say anything, making it even easier to make politicians or celebrities victims of deepfake as there is a lot of publicly accessible audio of their voices.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

Rhetoric about the ‘end of truth’ plays into the hands of people who already are saying you can’t believe anything – and that is neither true of most audiovisual material, nor true yet for deepfakes. We should not panic but prepare instead.

ESMH Press Review October 30-2019

ESMH Press Review – October 30, 2019

Cybersecurity, antibiotics and disinformation: check the ESMH selection of 26 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

ESMH Online disinformation during elections

Online disinformation during elections : researchers in Europe team up to monitor and analyse the situation

As has been the case for many recent national elections, the European Parliament elections are also facing the challenges of online disinformation. The European Commission is making an extra effort to push giant tech companies to implement a voluntary code of conduct against disinformation. European researchers are preparing the first studies on the topic.