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How do algorithms facilitate the rise of political fringes in Europe? And what makes it worthy for political opportunists to be radical? We invited Prof. Miguel Poiares Maduro, who has an academic background in law, governance and politics, to reflect on the various threats to democracy from social media, and
Can Robots Detect Disinformation?We previously reported that robots can spew out new kinds of disinformation. But can they also help detect and flag it? To find out, Eva talked to researcher Giovanni Da San Martino, who is researching natural language processing at the University of Padova.Here are some
We used a custom Twitter scraper to collect and analyze the tweets of 12 candidates slated to run in the first round of the French presidential election on April 10. We discuss our findings and talk to Estelle Brun [https://www.iris-france.org/experts/estelle-brun/], an associate research fellow at
Georgetown University researchers programmed a text generator to come up with disinformation on climate change and politics. Once tweeted, the computer-generated disinformation persuaded test subjects, and could even nudge the readers to change their minds on important subjects such as climate change and politics. This episode explores the power and
After Spotify chose to remove Neil Young's music rather than challenge its relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan (you can read more about the controversy here), the problem of disinformation in audio is rearing its head
Romania‘s Vaccination Lag: a Country Trapped in Mistrust, Faulty Infrastructure and Trauma
Misinformation in languages other than English that span the globe is less policed, compared to English. Research shows that misinformation and disinformation in large languages like Spanish can harm people’s trust in vaccines around the world.
The tiny island of Malta is an overachiever in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Politico.
Who Believes Misinformation? Are Liberals More Susceptible?
A number of relevant articles, studies and data has recently come out, so we read some of them – so you don't have to: The Inoculation’s September round-up.
On our first episode after the summer break we discuss mandatory vaccination mandates - something we have been researching before the COVID-19 pandemic began.