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Fighting disinformation. The impact of the Covid-19 on youth trust in European Institutions
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE  
Author/s: Lucia D’Ambrosi, Isabel Iniesta, Mariaeugenia Parito, Ricardo Pérez-Calle 
Year:  2021 Issue: 61 Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 71-89 FullText PDF:  295 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SC2021-061006
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The pandemic crisis and the linked infodemic are extraordinary cases to test the EU capability to manage the disinformation disorder, especially towards young people. This paper aims to analyse the impact of the EU communicative actions regarding disinformation about Covid-19, on trust and sense of belonging in young Italian and Spanish university students. The research presents an exploratory and quantitative study that uses a second-generation multivariate analysis method. The results show that trust can be very well the resource on which EU communicative actions may positively impact. Nevertheless, our study reveals that the EU in-stitutions measures have not increased sense of belonging in EU integration.
Keywords: disinformation, trust, EU institutions, young, public sector communi-cation.

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Lucia D’Ambrosi, Isabel Iniesta, Mariaeugenia Parito, Ricardo Pérez-Calle, in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 61/2021, pp. 71-89, DOI:10.3280/SC2021-061006

   

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