Monthly Archives: December 2020

New PERITIA article on Social Media, Trust, and Covid-19

  • December 16, 2020
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On 15 December 2020, the scientific journal Social Media and Society published the article “Social Media and Trust in Scientific Expertise: Debating the Covid-19 Pandemic in The Netherlands” by PERITIA investigators José van Dijck and Donya Alinejad. “At a time of crisis in health communication, social media can be weaponized as conduits for misinformation and […]

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PERITIA Conference on Trust, Expertise, and Media

  • December 15, 2020
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Programme and registration for the PERITIA Conference “Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape” are now online on the conference website! This multidisciplinary conference brings together outstanding researchers from all over the world, discussing how best to assess, establish and maintain the credibility and trustworthiness of expertise in a rapidly changing media environment. Scholars […]

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PERITIA Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

  • December 3, 2020
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A new Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust led by UCD researchers Maria Baghramian, Danielle Petherbridge and Rowland Stout has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. The articles address issues arising from four aspects of the relationship between vulnerability and trust: how to characterize the affective nature of trust; how to explain […]

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Democracy & Expertise: On Reasons to Mistrust

  • December 1, 2020
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Podcast with PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst on the relationship of trust, expertise, and democracy If the influence of experts on public debate means that the vaulues and experiences of different groups are not adequately reflected, we have a problem. Cathrine Holst How far should we rely on science to make political decisions? What makes a good […]

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