Date: 23 October 2023
Time: 12:00-13:00 CEST
Location: Online event
In the EDMO BELUX Lunch Lecture on 23 October at 12:00-13:00 CEST, Jonas Lefevere, post-doctoral researcher at M²P research group (UA) and research professor in Political Communication at Brussels School of Governance (VUB), presented novel research from the EDMO BELUX project on the spread of disinformation in Belgian and Luxembourgish society. A comparative survey of citizens of the two countries reveals which citizens are most likely to get exposed to and to believe in disinformation. The presentation covered how people’s belief and exposure to disinformation connects to their use of media, and to their trust in politics and media. It also shed light on how people’s belief in conspiracy theories makes them more vulnerable to novel disinformation campaigns.
Watch the recording here!
Read more about the comparative survey and the key findings of the report here.
The EDMO BELUX Lunch Lectures are a series of informal gatherings on research topics such as disinformation, hate speech, polarisation, and digitalisation. During each Lunch Lecture, a guest speaker presents their work in a 30-minute talk, after which we open the floor for discussion. Lunch Lectures take place online and can be joined by everyone who is interested and who has registered beforehand.
The previous webinars in the series of Lunch Lectures:
- 6 March 2023: ‘Measuring and defining informational vulnerability: a proposal at the intersection of psychology, political science and media studies’ with Grégoire Lits, assistant professor in media sociology at the UCLouvain School of Communication and Journalism
- 17 April 2023: ‘To the front line with OSINT’ with Brecht Castel, an independent journalist and an expert in Open Source Intelligence
- 6 May 2023: ‘Truth or trust?’ with Eline Severs, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
- 4 September 2023: Facebook Hustles with Guillaume Kuster, CEO and co-founder of Check First
- 14 September 2023: How scientists can cope with negativity on social media with Bert Pieters, Mediawijs