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European responses to the corona crisis – Part 13

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. šŸ†• Last Update : 24 July

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

ReneĢe DiResta is the Technical Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social and other media networks. Reneeā€™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 ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 12

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. šŸ†• Last Update : 1 July

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ā€œUnlockingā€ COVID-19: the use and misuse of tests

ā€œTest, test, testā€ was one of the mantras of the World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The issue is particularly relevant in the ā€œunlockingā€ phase several European countries are going through, as the curve of the pandemics bends. At this stage, and while effective vaccines or therapies are still not available, tests are crucial to keep the disease at bay. But are they effective and reliable?

Elias Mossialos interview

Prof. Elias Mossialos: ā€œTransparency is vital to the management of responses to health crisesā€

Interview on COVID-19 with Professor Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, Head of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Director of LSE Health, UK, and Chief Adviser to the Greek Government on the COVID-19 pandemic. How was Greeceā€™s successful COVID-19 response organised? Greeceā€™s ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 11

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. šŸ†• Last Update : 19 June

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A scientistā€™s opinion : Interview with Ray Pinto on Europeā€™s digital response to Covid-19

Ray Pinto, Digital Transformation Policy Director for DIGITALEUROPE, highlights the importance of harnessing the power of digital and of sharing essential data to fight the disease whilst maintaining data protection safeguards. What is DIGITALEUROPE doing in response to this crisis? We are making digital-focused recommendations in collaboration with our Executive Advisory Group on Covid-19 that ...

Dr Renaud Lancelot interview

A scientistā€™s opinion : Interview with Dr Renaud Lancelot on data-driven solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic

Data-driven solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic, a scientist's opinion Dr Renaud Lancelot, a veterinary epidemiologist coordinating the recently funded Horizon 2020 project: MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context (MOOD), highlights how networks of data-science experts are helping public health agencies prepare for and address emerging diseases. How will the MOOD ...

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