ESMH Press Review – November 27, 2019

ESMH Press Review – November 27, 2019

Targeted advertisement, genome analysis & data leaks: check out the ESMH selection of 22 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.

A scientist's opinion Lisa-Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Lisa-Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections

Interview with Lisa-Maria Neudert, is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and Researcher with the Project on Computational Propaganda. Will you be observing the EP elections? What are the main challenges? Lisa-Maria Neudert: Yes, we are currently preparing to analyse the EP elections in May and are analysing political discourse in France, Germany, ...

STOA study Technology & social polarisation ESMH

STOA Study : Technology and social polarisation

Consult the full study With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it became clear how technologies such as social media and techniques such as psychological profiling can be combined in election campaigns with worrying effects. Personalised political messaging is highly automated. It starts and ends with social media, which provides both the data for categorising users and ...

STOA study Polarisation & the news media in Europe ESMH

STOA Study : Polarisation and the news media in Europe

This report describes a review of the literature examining the effect of news use on polarisation across Europe. In considering work concerned with both the supply side of news (news production) and the demand side (news consumption), the report concludes that across Europe there is as yet little evidence to support the idea that increased ...

A scientist's opinion Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections

Interview with Kajsa Falasca, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Science (MKV) at the research centre DEMICOM at Mid University Sweden. Prior to last year's elections in Sweden, huge numbers of fake news items were posted on Twitter, concerning Islam and immigration among other issues. In your experience, how ...

Another focus on the panel, Seminar for journalists. Fighting Disinformation in Digital Age.

Technology and elections : first event for journalists from all 28 EU member states Nov. 6-7, 2018

How technology could be used or misused in electoral campaign? This was the main topic debated during the two-day event in the European Parliament (EP), organised by the European Science-media Hub/ the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) together with the Communication Directorate of the EP.