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Infodemics

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with physical distancing measures adopted all around the globe, digital tools have become even more crucial to answer social, economic and profesionnal needs. Social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter played an essential role in transmitting sensitive either political or scientific information produced by reputable authorities or by non-official sources, sometimes acting with malicious intent.
In order to better understand how the governance and the content moderation policies of those platforms evolve to face the proliferation of fake news, especially in regard to the public health crisis, as well as the intense and violent polarization of the digital public space, with the large scale Black Lives Matter protests and the acceleration of the American presidential campaign, the Chair publishes its first thematic focus dedicated to the “Infodemics”.

Check out interviews of evelyn douek, Dominique Boullier, Amélie Heldt, Serge Abiteboul and Jean Cattan as well as four contributions by Florence G’sell and Rachel Griffin on the Chair’s website.

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