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Online Survey Explores Engagement with Extremist Media

We are excited to announce that SMIDGE has begun planning an online survey aiming to examine what may contribute to the engagement and attractiveness of conspiratorial and extremist media content for middle age (45-65).

This task specifically involves partners from UCLan Cyprus and Fondazione Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca (FVM). The survey is unique in its kind in studying

the relation between individual characteristics and how one engages and interacts with information in social media, including conspiratorial and extremist media content. The survey will be pursued in European countries and will take a strong multicultural approach by introducing the work in the local language of at least three European countries (English, Greek and Italian).

The work will utilise current and up-to-date content to explore this phenomenon by considering the multiple ways in which content is being disseminated in social media, nowadays. Methods such as text, video, visuals will be used while participants will be able to interact with content by providing their perspectives, viewpoints and evaluations. The survey will be anonymous and will follow all the required ethical procedures prior to pilot testing and release.

Stay tuned for more information on the development of this task!


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