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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 ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Pieter van Wesemael about smart cities

Insight of a researcher: An interview with Pieter van Wesemael on smart city planning and sustainable urban development Pieter van Wesemael, professor of urbanism: "The process of “smartification” is inevitable unless people intend to live in a 19th century fashion. Sustainability, environmental protection and local traditions, on the other hand, must be integrated into modern ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Rini Rachmawati about smart cities

Is smart city planning the same around the globe? Interview with Rini Rachmawati Dr Rini Rachmawati, researcher of urban and regional planning : "As far as urban infratructure is concerned, smart city planning has been heavily employed in Asia, where not only large cities, but also rural areas are expected to become smart. Socio-economic aspects, ...

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Renée DiResta: “The effectiveness of countering Covid-19 disinformation depends on the degree of trust your government enjoys”

Renée DiResta is the Technical Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social and other media networks. Renee’s areas of research include disinformation and propaganda by state-sponsored actors, and health misinformation and conspiracy theories. Renee has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civic, and business ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters. In what ways are the Covid-19 and climate crises similar in how they affect people and their health? Climate change in itself doesn’t cause COVID-19. We expect that weather, climate and seasonal variation may moderate transmission, but it is ...