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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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Recreating climate of trust in experts essential for beating Covid-19

  • November 4, 2020
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A new article by PERITIA colleagues Maria Baghramian and Shane Bergin has been published in the Irish Times today. The op-ed calls for reassessing the role of expertise at these uncertain times, for joint efforts to “recreate a climate of trust in expertise”, in order to tackle current and future societal challenges like Covid-19. “The […]

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PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19?’ at the Berlin Science Week

  • November 3, 2020
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On 2 November, leading researchers of the PERITIA project discussed questions on trust in science and expertise in the PERITIA webinar “Who to trust on Covid-19? When science advice gets ‘dirty’ in the political mud.” This post presents some of the issues that were discussed. Watch the full video recording here!    Trust and the […]

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Who to trust on Covid-19? A PERITIA webinar at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2020
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We are happy to announce the PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19: When science advice gets “dirty” in the political mud’. The event will take place on 2 November (14:00-15:00 CET) and is part of the Berlin Science Week. The one-hour Q&A webinar will delve into the impact of this pandemic on trust in […]

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How to Understand Trust in Expertise at Times of COVID-19 – Contributions from the PERITIA Team

  • May 14, 2020
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The COVID-19 outbreak has become a real-time test for the role of experts in governance. Scientists and experts are in the spotlight of daily debates. Excellent, timely and independent science advice is at the core of government actions to tackle this health emergency. Policymakers and experts are working together to make use of the best evidence and knowledge available. All this requires communicating scientific knowledge and uncertainty under extraordinary circumstances.    

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