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Nahema Marchal: “People who seek junk content, because they find it entertaining or are simply curious, will always find it”

Nahema Marchal is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a researcher for the Computational Propaganda Project. Her research examines the relationship between social media and polarization and the manipulation of digital platforms in the context of mis- and disinformation campaigns. She is also an experienced media spokesperson and regularly ...

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 ...

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fueling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson, Radiation oncologist, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Utah. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable, life-threatening situation. Fake medical news on cancer could possibly persuade these patients ...

Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. James B. Yu, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Smilow Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program, Yale School of Medicine. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Fake medical news is dangerous especially for ...

EU Project : FAKEOLOGY

EU Project : Fakeology

FAKEOLOGY draws links between pseudoscience, populism and health literacy and focuses on the anti-vaccination movement to provide a key venue wherein mis- and dis-information can be studied. Specifically, the project studies how pseudo-scientific news is diffused within social networks and how it affects human judgement and behaviour. FAKEOLOGY aims at enhancing the efficiency of science ...

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading ...

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.

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!

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi, head of the Laboratory of Data and Complexity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. How would you define media literacy? The definition varies greatly depending on the problem that you are trying to solve. Media literacy is invoked as a decisive tool with respect to the ...

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