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Coronavirus: Journalists, researchers and policy-makers discuss tackling misinformation at ESMH event

Everyone is looking for news during the Covid-19 crisis and traditional media play an important role in providing people with reliable health information during the pandemic and helping them to navigate through the effects of the virus. However, misinformation and false information have also increased during the crisis. This particularly affects vulnerable sections of society ...

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 ...

Meet the new Members of the STOA Panel

The new leading team of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) for the next 2,5 years was elected on 24th of October 2019 by the Members of the Panel.

ESMH : Science and Practice of Virality on Social Media

ESMH : Science and Practice of Virality on Social Media

What drives virality on social media platforms? And how the European message can be conveyed more effectively?

Kristof Varga at ESMH Event

Kristof Varga : “Content does not make things viral. People do.”

Kristof Varga is a Consultant on policy development and social media and formerly Director of the Public Division at Bakamo.Social. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April 2019 in the European Parliament.

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ESMH Press Review – April 3, 2019

Climate change, open access and the fight against misinformation: check the ESMH selection of 33 science & tech news published in the last 3 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media !

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Virality and influencers in digital communication: a workshop organized by the European Science-Media Hub, Wednesday 3 April 2019

How technologies can carry and amplify messages, becoming viral? Who are the so-called Influencers and how they use the social media to increase the number of their Followers. Join the event of the European Science-Media Hub on 3 April in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Regulating disinformation with AI, STOA Study for ESMH

STOA study : Regulating disinformation with AI

This study examines the consequences of the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence (AI) disinformation initiatives upon freedom of expression, pluralism and the functioning of a democratic polity. The study examines the trade-offs in using automated technology to limit the spread of disinformation online. It presents options (from self-regulatory to legislative) to regulate automated content ...