disinformation

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Quality information given by experts is like a vaccine against falsehoods

Scientists and experts should be available to communicate with the media, or their spot will be taken by false experts. But providing more information to the audience can also have a negative side effect: overconfidence.

EU project Fare

EU project: FARE

FARE : The fight against fake news is real. People worldwide are exposed to large-scale disinformation, including misleading or false information. The European Commission has made it a priority to tackle the spread and impact of online disinformation (defined as ‘verifiably false or misleading information created, presented and disseminated for economic gain or to intentionally ...

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Joana Gonçalves de Sá: “Mitigate the misinformation pandemic by ‘vaccinating’ the susceptible individuals first.”

Joana Gonçalves de Sá is an Invited Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and was the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to study human behavior using the online spread of ’fake news’ as a model system. Disinformation and misinformation are not a new problem, so why did ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sara Degli-Esposti about TRESCA project

Interview with Sara Degli-Esposti, Research Director of the TRESCA project and Principal Investigator (PI) for the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP-CSIC) and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University (UK). Her areas of research include ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jason Pridmore about TRESCA project

Interview with Jason Pridmore, Vice Dean of Education at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His work focuses on practices of digital identification, mobile devices, security issues and the use of new and social media and consumer data. Jason ...

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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 ...