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The Media and Democracy

By Samuel Hoar The news media plays a fundamental role in a democratic system, acting as a conduit of information  for the people to digest. It must be effective, and it must be trusted. Without a free press that  accurately and informatively helps the people to understand the actions of their democratic  representatives, ‘there isContinue reading “The Media and Democracy”

Disinformation in the Digital Age

In this episode, we are joined by Isabella Garcia. We discuss the human rights/global health issues raised by disinformation in the digital age, including covid, vaccinations, the right to vote, and the role of governments and tech companies.

How has disinformation contributed to the low uptake of the covid vaccine in the BAME community?

By Ole Christiansen The head of the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, said in February that there is a “pandemic of disinformation” (Hurynag, 2021). The disinformation is related to the BAME community’s reluctance to take the covid vaccine. This is due to lack of trust, and wilful misinformation (Woolley, 2021). BAME individuals have a lack ofContinue reading “How has disinformation contributed to the low uptake of the covid vaccine in the BAME community?”

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