Along with Philip Howard, Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is co-director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media.
Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford) and an assistant professor of communications at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark.
His research deals with political communication, the use of digital networked technologies by political campaigns, and the implications new information and communication technologies have for legacy news media organisations.
Before coming to Oxford, he did his PhD in Communications at Columbia University, where he taught at the School of International and Public Affairs. In addition, he has a BA and an MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and an MA in Political Theory from the University of Essex.
political communication, internet and politics, news media
Positions held at the OII
- Research Associate, August 2011 –
Participants: Professor Phil Howard, Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Dr J. Scott Brennen
In this three-year programme researchers will examine the interplay between systematic misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and increasingly important social media platforms for public understanding of science and technological innovation.
As Social Media Continues to Generate ‘Bullshit’ on Covid-19, Experts Try to ‘Inoculate the Infotagion’
28 April 2020 News 18
The Covid-19 crisis has helped world discover the perils of misinformation, especially when it comes from the top.
9 April 2020 La Repubblica
The pandemic is a huge test for the network, freedom and the growth of digital awareness. This epochal passage cannot be addressed only with governmental "task forces" that put the stamp on the sites.
9 April 2020 euronews
Nearly two-thirds of inaccurate coronavirus claims have a grain of truth in them but are twisted into something false, a study has found.
9 April 2020 BBC News
Social networks need a dedicated button to flag up bogus coronavirus-related posts, an advocacy group has said.
On Twitter, almost 60 percent of false claims about coronavirus remain online — without a warning label
8 April 2020 The Washington Post
Facebook and YouTube do better, but still leave some misinformation up.
8 April 2020 The Guardian
Study suggests mainstream news outlets struggling to compete with celebrities’ and politicians’ reach.
“Reconfigured” or purely fabricated? Coronavirus misinformation comes in multiple forms and demands multiple solutions
8 April 2020 Nieman Lab
The wide variety and diversity of information about COVID-19.
8 April 2020 The Quint
A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has found that there has been a 900 percent increase in English fact-checks published between January and March 2020.
8 April 2020 Süddeutsche Zeitung
False reports about the corona virus are currently booming, they are circulating on social networks and private chat groups.
8 April 2020 Die Welt
Drinking tea, gargling chlorine bleach, swallowing vitamin C - there is currently a flood of fake news about the corona virus. Researchers have analyzed the news. This shows a disturbing pattern.
8 April 2020 Le Figaro
Almost 60% of “fake news”, however verified, continues to circulate without warning on the social network.