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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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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Rosa Arias about citizen science

Interview with Rosa Arias, CEO of Science for Change, coordinator for the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. How is citizen science developing as a field? I hope it will become bigger and bigger. It's receiving quite a lot of support by the European Commission, and at the national ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Cristina Luís about citizen science

Interview with Dr Cristina Luís, professor in science communication at University of Lisbon. She is part of the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. Why are you focussing on citizen science projects for NEWSERA? We will be dealing with citizen science and science communication, how they interact with each ...

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Zarine Kharazian from Digital Forensic Research Lab about the research on Covid-19 disinformation

Zarine Kharazian is Assistant Editor with the Digital Forensic Research Lab, a start-up within the Atlantic Council that focuses on researching and combating disinformation and protecting democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space. At the DFRLab, she has covered disinformation trends in the United States ...

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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 ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Maria Baghramian about PEriTiA

Interview with Maria Baghramian, PEriTiA’s project coordinator Prof Maria Baghramian, MRIA (UCD) is Professor of American Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin and co-director of the Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive Science at UCD, which she co-founded in 2000. She has also held visiting posts at Harvard, MIT, University of Yerevan, Institut ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Bobby Duffy about PEriTiA

Interview with Bobby Duffy, leader of PEriTiA’s data collection and analysis team Prof Bobby Duffy, Director of The Policy Institute at King's College London, leads the PERITIA’s data collection and analysis. His responsibility is to ensure the integrity of survey design and analytical approach. He has spent much of his career studying levels and drivers of individual ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. José van Dijck about PEriTiA

Interview with José van Dijck, leading PEriTiA’s analysis on media impact on trust Prof José van Dijck, MR, is a distinguished university professor at the University of Utrecht and a prolific author on the topic of digital media and its impact. Her work covers a wide range of topics in media theory, media technologies, social ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Rose Luckin about digital education

Rose Luckin is a professor at University College London. She is also the director of EDUCATE, a London based hub for educational technology start-ups, researchers and educators. What is your own favourite tool in digital education? It’s not so much a tool as a way of thinking. It’s helping people to understand how artificial intelligence ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Pedro De Bruyckere about digital education

Pedro De Bruyckere is a Flemish educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool in Gent (Belgium) and Leiden University (Netherlands). Personalised education through technology has been a dream for a long time. What does science tell us about the results up until now? Personalised education comes at a human cost. First of all, it takes an enormous effort of ...

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