Digital influencers and the dissemination of science-related topics on social networks

A talk by Laura de Freitas, Hugo Fernandes, Mariana Lenharo and Sérgio Spagnuolo
University of São Paulo, State University of Ceará, Volt Data Lab

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Brazil is experiencing a very interesting movement of scientists who decided to dedicate themselves to the production of content through videos on Youtube and Instagram or posts on Facebook and Twitter. Many of these digital influencers in science gained enormous notoriety during the Covid-19 pandemic and were fundamental in guiding the population on basic protection measures. What can we journalists learn from them? Is there space for journalists and science disseminators on the internet? How do the two areas complement each other? These will be some of the questions answered in our debate, which will bring the most important names in this area in Brazil.

Laura de Freitas

Post-doc fellow at University of São Paulo

Hugo Fernandes

Biologist, professor at the State University of Ceará (UECE) and science communicator

Mariana Lenharo

Science and health journalist

Sérgio Spagnuolo

ICFJ Knight Fellow and managing editor at Volt Data Lab

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