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Toughening, fake news, diversity: 4 experts answer the CSA

Publication date: Thursday, January 4, 2018


At the time of a meeting of the Observatories Diversity and “Education and Media” on December 7th, 2017, the CSA interviewed Divina Frau-Meigs professor in the New Sorbonne, Seyna Sall journalist, lecturer Romain Badouard at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and directing Rudy Reichstadt of the observatory of the conspirationnism. Look at their interviews. 

The social networks are only one of the factors of toughening of the young people

Divina Frau-Meigs, professor in the New Sorbonne, disputes the supposed role of the social networks in the toughening of the young people. According to its research, they are only one of the factors contributing to this phenomenon. Find its explanations in video.

 

At a meeting on December 7th, 2017 of the Observatory “Education & media” of the CSA of which it is member, Divina Frau-Meigs had the results of his world cartography of research project1 on the toughening of the young people via the social media. This reveals that “ the toughening of the young people by the social networks concerns the fake news ”. This idea of the role of the social networks is to be taken with tweezers, insist-such, because Internet would be “ an amplifying force rather than a lever of toughening”.

Divina Frau-Meigs is professor in the New Sorbonne, pulpit UNESCO “Knowledge to become at the era of the durable digital development”.

1 : “Young people and the violent extremism on the social media, Cartography of research”

Very white advertisements always

Seyna Sall, journalist and in charge of communication, raise that, under certain conditions, the black character incarnates more than before Mr. and Mrs. Everyone in the TV commercials. The white main character dominates however and the ethno-racial stereotypes remain very prégnants. Find its explanations in video.

 

Seyna Sall presented on December 7th, 2017 its report entitled “the black main character in publicity in France: exotisation with the normatisation (under conditions) “, at a meeting ofthe Observatory of the Diversity of the CSA. Its analysis is based in particular on talks, the study of image data bases and a semiological analysis. Three assumptions emerge from this work:

  • the perceived character as white is the character by default because it corresponds to the standard;
  • the construction of diagrams altérisants in publicity contributes to move away the Black from the standard;
  • today, one witnesses a displacement of the standard concerning the perception of M.et Mrs. Everyone

Seyna Sall is journalist and in charge of communication.

Does social networks, true or distort information?

The social networks diffuse without distinction the true ones and false information. Romain Badouard, university lecturer at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, shares five tips to locate these fakes news. Discover them in the video below. 

 

The social networks force to the user a very particular vigilance to evaluate what it reads, looks at or listens. Is this true? Is this false? For the knowledge, the URL of the consulted site gives a first indication, underlines Romain Badouard in this video turned on December 7th, 2017 at the time of a meeting of the Observatory “Education & media” of the CSA. To locate if the traditional ethical criteria of journalism are respected assistance too. Romain Badouard invites moreover to check if the diffused message comes known people or if it were sponsored. 

Romain Badouard is lecturer at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and member of the Observatory “Education & media” of the CSA. It has just published “the disenchantment of the Internet. Misinformation, rumour and propaganda” at FYP Editions.

Conspiracy Watch: a site on the theories of the plot

The Observatory of the conspirationnism - Conspiracy Watch - indexes and analyzes the theories of the plot circulating on Internet. Rudy Reichstadt, his director, deciphers their operation. Discover its explanations in the video below.

 

Invited to a meeting of the Observatory “Education & media” of the CSA on December 7th, 2017, Rudy Reichstadt explains how to identify the theories of the plot. They can relate to any subject: the death of outstanding personalities, an attack, a crisis, a war, natural disasters… The thought complotist reinterprets these events with the ell of a paranoiac speech according to which the truth is elsewhere.

Rudy Reichstadt is director of the observatory of the conspirationnism. This observatory places at the disposal of the public of the university resources on the phenomenon conspirationnist and ensures a media day before on the “complosphère”.

Conspiracy Watch