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Researchers verify the constant misinformation on four Telegram channels and groups of VOX supporters in the 2019 elections

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The study, carried out by researchers Lorena Cano (University of Valencia) and María Díez and Cristina Renedo (University of Valladolid), all from the Mediaflows research group, concludes that disinformation was a continuous element during the April 2019 electoral campaign on various channels and groups of VOX political party supporters on Telegram. The research, published in the Miguel Hernández Communication Journal, also highlights that the topics preferred by VOX followers to misinform were related to issues such as abortion, immigration or guns.

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68.9% of hoaxes debunked in Spain in 2020 about immigration dealt with aid, violence and illegal entry

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The study carried out by researchers from the University of Valencia José Gamir and Miguel Ibáñez, and by Raquel Tarullo, researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina, on 161 hoaxes denied by Maldita.es, Newtral, Efe Verifica and Verificat in Spain in 2020 focused on the analysis of hoaxes of a racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic nature.

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A study on the impact of COVID-19 on university students reveals their exemplary behaviour during the pandemic

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The Salusex team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), led by Professor Rafael Ballester, and the UJI Hàbitat Saludable programme have carried out a study on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the life of the students of the public university of Castellón. The conclusions highlight the psychological or academic impact that the students have endured as a consequence of the pandemic as well as their exemplary behaviour towards health protection and preventive measures. Read More

Pandemic-related lockdowns led to an increase in psychological and sexual violence

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is a social problem and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the well-being, autonomy and health of women exposed to this situation. In this sense, the results of a project on gender violence and social and health responses during the COVID-19 crisis, led by University of Alicante (UA) researcher Carmen Vives-Cases, report that during the months of lockdown there was an increase in psychological and sexual violence. This data translates into an increase in demands for psychological care, accompaniment, listening and help to cover the basic needs of women and their children, such as housing, food, etc. Read More

Researchers produce a decalogue to stop depopulation that focuses on gender and age

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A study carried out by professors Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Enric Sigalat and Ricard Calvo, from the departments of Social Work, Sociology and Social Anthropology of the University of Valencia, has analysed the problem of depopulation in the Serranía del Turia and El Rincón de Ademuz. They propose a decalogue of measures in which the gender and age of the residents is key.

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