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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Age of misinformation: an interdisciplinary outlook on fake news

A webinar with leading scholars and policymakers in a dialogue on technical, cognitive and regulatory aspects of the fake news phenomenon.

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With the spread of web 2.0 and digital technologies, the divide between producers and consumers – of culture, of science, of news – has become more and more blurred. Building on the frameworks of Culture 3.0 and Post-Normal Science, in which the relation between the public and the experts is characterised by growing complexity, the conference “Age of Misinformation” will bring together leading scholars from different fields and policy makers to offer a transdisciplinary perspective in a Europe-wide debate on the phenomenon of fake news.

The webinar will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

The slides of the event are available here.

In partnership with Elsevier, Dublin College University, Provenance H2020,Centro Einaudi, Detect – University of Pisa and under the patronage of the European Parliament.


Alessandro Allegra

PhD Student in Science and Technology Studies at University College London.

Rachel Armitage

PhD Student in Communication at Loughborough University.

Kalina Bontcheva

Professor of Text Analysis and Head of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at the University of Sheffield. She is PI for University of Sheffield of H2020 project WeVerify.

Grégoire Borst

Full Professor of Developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience of education at the University of Paris & Director of the Laboratory for the study of Child Development and Education – CNRS.

Vitalba Crivello

Member of the European Science-Media Hub of the European Parliament.

Eileen Culloty

Post-doctoral researcher at the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism & coordinator of the H2020 project Provenance.

Lina Galvez Muñoz

MEP and member of the STOA panel of the European Science-Media Hub of the European Parliament.

Paula Gori

Coordinator of the Florence School of Regulation – Communications and Media Area at the European University Institute, Florence, & Secretary-General and Project Manager Leader of EDMO – European Digital Media Observatory.

Thomas Grandjouan

Advocacy Coordinator at EU DisinfoLab.

Michiel Kolman

Senior Vice President, Information Industry Relations & Academic Ambassador at Elsevier and Presidential Envoy Diversity & Inclusion at the International Publishers Association (IPA). He is also a Board member of the Accessible Books Consortium, Federation of European Publishers and Workplace Pride.

Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Bristol.

Pier Luigi Sacco

Full Professor of Cultural Economics at IULM University and Senior Researcher and Head of Venice Office at OECD. He is also a Senior Researcher of metaLAB, Harvard University, and of the Bruno Kessler Foundation.

Trisha Meyer

Assistant Professor at Vesalius College of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Vasileios Mezaris

Research Director of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas at the Information Technologies Institute, Thessaloniki, & member of the H2020 AI4Media project.

Matteo Monti

Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pisa and member of CEST.

Federica Rosetta

Vice President for Academic & Research Relations – EU at Elsevier.

Giancarlo Ruffo

Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Turin.

Andrea Saltelli

Open Evidence Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Laura Smillie

Policy Analyst at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, where she leads the Enlightenment 2.0 research programme.

Krisztina Stump

Head of Unit – Media Convergence and Social Media, DG-Connect, European Commission

Gaby Umbach

Full Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, Florence, Director of GlobalStat.

Thomas Zerback

Assistant Professor of Political Communication at the University of Zürich.


Elizabeth Crossick

Head of Government Affairs – EU at RELX.

Eileen Culloty

Post-doctoral researcher at the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism & coordinator of the H2020 project Provenance.

Oreste Pollicino

Full Professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University and Board Member of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. He has been a member also of the European Commission Multistakeholder Forum on Disinformation.

Tommaso Portaluri

President of CEST & Innovation Manager @ IN Srl.

Vladimir Šucha

Former Director of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, he is currently an Expert in Education and Culture at the European Commission.


Guido Ascione

Cardiac Surgery resident at San Raffaele University Hospital (Milan) and member of CEST.

Stella Gianfreda

Post-doctoral researcher in Political Science at the University of Genova & member of CEST.

Federico Pilati

PhD student in Cultural Economics at IULM University.

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