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Dissemination of Fake News on Health via Social Media
Interview with Prof. Lesley Chiou
Episode #5: Tune in for an interview with economics professor Lesley Chiou about her research on fake news dissemination on social media. The research examines dissemination of disinformation on health – and the spread of fake news about vaccination – on Facebook in particular.
How people use social media for health information
How social media affects the way people go about their health
The role of advertising in the dissemination of fake news
'Echo chamber' effect in Facebook anti-vaccine groups
Insights on Covid-related fake news on social media
How will EU go about disinformation online:
Interview with Renate Nikolay
Episode #1: In this episode, hear about the EU regulatory plans for online platforms and other digital players to tackle disinformation (aka 'fake news'). The podcast features an interview with Renate Nikolay, the Head of Cabinet of the European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova who is leading the Commission’s work in this respect.
The public debate about platform accountability for online content has escalated when several social media platforms deactivated Donald Trump’s accounts, in the aftermath of the riots at the Capitol Building. It has been questioned extensively how such company decisions can be reconciled with the freedom of speech.