Media | Nov 2020 - Warning over 'infodemic' as vaccine hopes rise article

Eileen Culloty was interviewed for an RTÉ article by Eleanor Burnhill on vaccine disinformation. Vaccines are one of the two topic use cases in the Provenance project. Eileen is described as a researcher working on “the EU funded H2020 project Provenance, which aims to equip people with tools to help them understand where online content is coming from and if it has been manipulated.” In her comments, Eileen advocates for a whole-of-society approach: "The reason why people are hesitant towards vaccines isn’t solely because of disinformation. There are other factors there as well. But certainly the social media companies have a huge role to play because these messages spread on their platforms and if they can reduce the visibility of anti-vaccine messages then that would go a long way to addressing the problems."

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