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E02 – 2: Communication & Public Health Campaigns – Click here to go to the episode
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EUNOMIA – User-oriented, secure, trustful & decentralised social media. H2020 Grant Agreement No. 825171.
CO-INFORM – Context Matters, Your Sources Too. H2020 Grant Agreement No 770302.
PROVENANCE – Intermediary-free solution for digital content verification. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825227.
HERoS – Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems. H2020 Grant Agreement No 101003606.
SocialTruth – Open Distributed Digital Content Verification for Hyper-connected Sociality. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825477.
WeVerify – Wider and enhanced verification for you. H2020 Grant Agreement No 825297.
EPI-WIN webinar: What’s in a meme
Communication and Information Webinars on COVID-19
Impact of an infodemic in the times of COVID-19: online event
Digital Tech To Help Fight COVID-19 Misinformation
LGA virtual event: COVID-19 vaccine communications: tackling hesitancy and misinformation
Fake News and Democracy. Empowering People When Confronted with Misinformation
CHI’21, May 8-13 (virtual). W10: Opinions, Intentions, Freedom of Expression, …, and Other Human Aspects of Misinformation Online, 7 May JST 2200 – 8 May JST 0200 / 7 May EDT 0900-1300 / 7 May CEST 1500-1900, Organizers: Lara Schibelsky Codoy Piccolo, The Open University UK; Diotima Bertel, SYNYO GmbH; Tracie Farrell, The Open University UK; Pinelopi Troullinou, Trilateral Research. See here and here
VAXVOX Science Talks. Myths and facts about vaccination (13 November 2020). Rewatch the event here