Ep. 14 –  News consumption on social media and distrust in institutions — Europe Talks Back

Eurofound, the EU agency providing knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies, released the results of an EU wide survey on the living conditions of European citizens during COVID19. Among many results, the study shows that when social media is the preferred news source of people trust in institutions plummets. Meanwhile, in the Austrian city of Graz, an engineer is trying to push public institutions and citizens to adopt alternatives to mainstream commercial social media platforms to interact with their peers online. On this podcast, host Alexander Damiano Ricci talks to André Menrath, administrator of Graz.Social instance on Mastodon, and to Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of the Social Policies unit at Eurofound.

The Mastodon instance Graz.Social.

Eurofound's website.

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