Media and Communication is an international peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields.

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

Health and Science Controversies in the Digital World: News, Mis/Disinformation and Public Engagement

Academic Editor(s): An Nguyen (Bournemouth University, UK) and Daniel Catalan (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)

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Digital Mis/Disinformation and Public Engagement with Health and Science Controversies: Fresh Perspectives from Covid-19
An Nguyen and Daniel Catalan-Matamoros
Editorial | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Pro-Science, Anti-Science and Neutral Science in Online Videos on Climate Change, Vaccines and Nanotechnology
M. Carmen Erviti, Mónica Codina and Bienvenido León
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Vaccine Assemblages on Three HPV Vaccine-Critical Facebook Pages in Denmark from 2012 to 2019
Torben E. Agergaard, Màiri E. Smith and Kristian H. Nielsen
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Memes of Gandhi and Mercury in Anti-Vaccination Discourse
Jan Buts
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
The Visual Vaccine Debate on Twitter: A Social Network Analysis
Elena Milani, Emma Weitkamp and Peter Webb
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Rezo and German Climate Change Policy: The Influence of Networked Expertise on YouTube and Beyond
Joachim Allgaier
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Third-Person Perceptions and Calls for Censorship of Flat Earth Videos on YouTube
Asheley R. Landrum and Alex Olshansky
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Does Scientific Uncertainty in News Articles Affect Readers’ Trust and Decision-Making?
Friederike Hendriks and Regina Jucks
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Health and Scientific Frames in Online Communication of Tick-Borne Encephalitis: Antecedents of Frame Recognition
Sarah Kohler and Isabell Koinig
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
“On Social Media Science Seems to Be More Human”: Exploring Researchers as Digital Science Communicators
Kaisu Koivumäki, Timo Koivumäki and Erkki Karvonen
Article | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Africa and the Covid-19 Information Framing Crisis
George Ogola
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Covid-19 Misinformation and the Social (Media) Amplification of Risk: A Vietnamese Perspective
Hoa Nguyen and An Nguyen
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
“Cultural Exceptionalism” in the Global Exchange of (Mis)Information around Japan’s Responses to Covid-19
Jamie Matthews
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
How China’s State Actors Create a “Us vs US” World during Covid-19 Pandemic on Social Media
Xin Zhao
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Spreading (Dis)Trust: Covid-19 Misinformation and Government Intervention in Italy
Alessandro Lovari
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Coronavirus in Spain: Fear of ‘Official’ Fake News Boosts WhatsApp and Alternative Sources
Carlos Elías and Daniel Catalan-Matamoros
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
German Media and Coronavirus: Exceptional Communication—Or Just a Catalyst for Existing Tendencies?
Holger Wormer
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Science Journalism and Pandemic Uncertainty
Sharon Dunwoody
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020
Empowering Users to Respond to Misinformation about Covid-19
Emily K. Vraga, Melissa Tully and Leticia Bode
Commentary | Open Access | Published: 25 June 2020