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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 ...

Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on ESMH Article

Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on

Inaccuracy or intentional manipulation: the circulation of false information has become one of the leading problems we are facing in the digital environment. Now watchdogs are fighting back with a range of solutions.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft. What is your definition of media literacy? It's very difficult because I'm one of the most vocal critics of the expression media literacy. I worry that it can be patronising because it ignores the fact that many of the attempts to ...

AI could boost journalism with smart tools ESMH article

AI could boost journalism with smart tools

Artificial intelligence could be used in the newsrooms and journalists should be trained and prepared for the impact on communication. Experts think that AI can both free journalists from doing the boring stuff and can give them clever new tools for doing things they could never do before. But in the wrong hands, the same technology can also be used to spread disinformation.

A scientist's opinion Kalina Bontcheva, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kalina Bontcheva about Technology & Disinformation

There is a strong need for data protection laws that can adequately address the challenges of user data being misused and harvested without consent by third-party applications, political parties/politicians, researchers, and others.