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European Parliament: Science-Media Hub to Help Combat Fake News

May-11-2019 at 03:39 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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European Parliament: Science-Media Hub to Help Combat Fake News
https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/science-media-hub-to-help-combat-fake-news_B01ESN043019_ev

The spread of fake news is a threat to people’s trust in EU institutions. In response, the European Parliament’s STOA panel introduced the European Science-Media Hub, which allows journalists, scientists and politicians to verify information and exchange views.

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Fake news plagues not only politics but the scientific world.... With new technology now part of our daily lives, it's essential to trust that the information we're getting is correct. That's particularly true in the scientific field, which can be highly complex. If I have to think of one example of disinformation in science, I would go back to 2008, where you had the launch of the LHC, the CERN accelerator. People were fearing at the time that it would create small black holes that would swallow the earth. According to a recent survey, 80% of European citizens have already come across false or misleading information online, at least several times a month. This crisis of confidence worries the European Parliament. A negative message can become viral very fast. We realise that we need to response to that by making sure that citizens will have the option to another truth or what we consider to be scientific based evidence. In June 2018, the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology launched the "European Science-Media Hub". A platform designed to inform, educate and bring together journalists, scientists and political decision-makers. The idea is to improve journalist's tools for knowledge and information checking and for networking with scientists. It also offers to political decision-makers a point of contact to exchange views. We, science journalists cover science, which has become very international and we also cover industries, corporations which are also very international, and politics which has become European. So we absolutely need to network internationally internationally to tackle the big challenges of our job. This Media Hub can help us do that. The European Science-Media Hub and science journalists give European citizens credible information from verified sources. It will also monitor the most searched-for scientific subjects online and in the press, sharing trends with the public. It's a crucial step towards a healthier access to information.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

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