The health effects of fake news
The debate on vaccines’ role in health and disease is a rowdy one. And it’s becoming even louder today with a growing number of parents questioning the benefits of vaccination and whether they indeed outweigh the risks. Much of this uncertainty stems from fake news – unverified health information – that has proliferated online in recent years. The EU-funded FAKEOLOGY project is studying how pseudo-scientific news is disseminated online and how it affects people’s perception, thinking and behaviour. The project will combine science communication with new media analytics technologies to develop an analytic digital tool to help blow the whistle on the intentional disinformation online.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships