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Fake news and pseudo-science as post-modern mythology: The case of the anti-vaccination movement

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 844167

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    1 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 278 840,64

  • EU contribution

    € 278 840,64

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

Project description

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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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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Address

Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 278 840,64

Partners (1)

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 844167

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    1 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 278 840,64

  • EU contribution

    € 278 840,64

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland