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Joana Gonçalves de Sá: “Mitigate the misinformation pandemic by ‘vaccinating’ the susceptible individuals first.”

Joana Gonçalves de Sá is an Invited Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and was the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant to study human behavior using the online spread of ’fake news’ as a model system. Disinformation and misinformation are not a new problem, so why did ...

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ESMH Press Review – December 10, 2020

COVID-19 misinformation, climate crisis & internet of things. Check out the ESMH selection of 20 science and tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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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 ...

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ESMH Press Review – August 19, 2020

Infodemic, sustainability & good data: check out the ESMH selection of 21 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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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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ESMH : Tackling misinformation in science

How scientists, policymakers and journalists could work better together in order to tackle misinformation and provide evidence-based information for people?