Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function

Special online event: 1st March 2021, 15.30-16.30 CET, 14.30-15.30 UK Introduction The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our news and media, as governments around the world grapple with the crisis and its effects. Science advisors have gained high public profiles, with frequent media appearances that emphasise that government policy is ‘science-led’. At the same time, the pandemic has coincided with a climate of populism, ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’, made easier by social media and other digital platforms that can spread misinformation, uncertainty … Continue reading Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function