Resilience in Times of Crisis: Comparative Perspectives on Countering Disinformation

04.04.2022 - 12:00
Location : 
online via Zoom
Type of Event : 
AB B-Kolloquium
Dr. Edda Humprecht
Lecturer affiliation: 
Universität Zürich

During the pandemic, the spread of disinformation, particularly on social media, increased considerably and contributed to fomenting distrust in governments, media, and health organizations and reservations about pandemic control measures and vaccination. However, resilience to disinformation varies across democratic states. What role do trust in governments, social norms, and cultural values of a society play in the context of countering disinformation?