During the Corona crisis, many people relied on digital media even more than usual – at the same time, misinformation and conspiracy narratives circulated there. What does empirical research know about the extent and impact of this phenomenon?
Dr. Matthias Begenat from CAIS and Silke Offergeld from the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia talk about this in the first episode of the CAISzeit podcast with Dr. Lena Frischlich, currently a visiting professor at the Institute for Communication Studies and Media Research at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
They look behind the scenes of the current study “Pandemic Populism” and the scientific community in quarantine times – and at the role of each and every individual for the digital public sphere.
Read the results of Dr Lena Frischlich’s research:
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