Emőke-Ágnes Horvát - Science on the Web: How networks bias academic communication online

When: 2022-11-21 14:00-16:00 (Tallinn time)
Where: CUDAN Open Lab (online)

Website: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2119086119 & https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2102945118

The event is public via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99209544202

AbstractScience on the Web: How networks bias academic communication online

Most academics are promoting their work online. At the same time, the public, journalists, and interested governments increasingly turn to the Web for science information. It thus becomes ever more critical that we better understand the dynamics of online science dissemination networks. My talk presents our latest results about (1) how scientific publications spread on various types of online platforms, losing essential information; (2) how gender and ethnic inequalities impact the coverage of scholarship; and (3) how subsequently retracted articles receive more attention online. Our findings highlight crucial biases in the online sharing of science. They inform efforts to close gaps in scholars' success and curb the online spread of science-related misinformation.

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