I was one of the five Utrecht University academics to share some of my thoughts on science, media, and public trust in the era of “post-truth” and “fake news” for this article the University’s DUB Magazine.
“A recent study by MIT scholars showed that fake news travels six times faster on Twitter than actual news. This includes fake scientific studies and articles casting a doubt on sound scientific evidence. Meanwhile, academics are being threatened and politicians are urging their followers not to trust them. What can scientists do to counteract this trend and maintain society’s trust in science? Five UU academics, including a science communicator, share their thoughts on the topic.”
I referred to my research conducted together within collaborators as part of the Peritia project to address some of the problems around the politicization of science, on social media platforms.