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Ico Maly: Solving digital illiteracy may be more important than restricting social media sites14th January 2021
The banning of groups from social media is not enough to fight the spreading of fake news and extremism, says researcher Ico Maly. It would be better to do research on the causes and to teach people how to learn to recognize misleading content. He particularly sees a role for the government here.
CoronaMelder: less used by young adults, intention to follow advice is high13th January 2021
Dr. ir. Nynke van de Laan has reported to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport on the evaluation of the CoronaMelder, an application with notifications of people close to you who are infected. Results are that especially young people and people not highly educated do not use the app often.
In memory of Jan Blommaert08th January 2021
It is with deep sadness that we received the news that January 7th, 2021, Jan Blommaert passed away at the age of 59.