ADS & AMDS Webinar | COVID-19 and the Media
Dr Becker’s talk on “Truth in science, politics and media. Triangle or trinity?” highlighted:
- The need to improve the quality of the information that is circulating around COVID -19 and that;
- Scientists should be more confident and outspoken and do more to clarify why their knowledge can be trusted – engage citizens in the science.
Emilie’s presentation titled: “Consensus and misinformation in the process of COVID-19 sensemaking”, explored her research on the effects of social media platforms moderating users’ access to COVID-19 misinformation. You can read the full report here.*
*co-authors: Rory Smith, Carina Albrecht, Ivan Kisjes, Eleonora Cappuccio, Pedro Noel, Anthony Burton, Tom Mills, Narzanin Massoumi and Guilherme Appolinário.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.