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Technological and Digital Risk: Research Issues

Edited By Gevisa La Rocca and Juan Martínez Torvisco

What are the borders of risk? How is the perception of risk related to new technologies and digital changing? This book discusses these topics, moving from theories to research data, looking for concrete answers now, or taking a picture of reality. The volume is divided into three main sections: Exploring the Edges of Risk, according to sociological, psychological and artificial intelligence perspective; Technological and Digital Risks, exploring social media, cyberbullying, hate speech, social bots on digital platforms; Risk in the Cities, working with risk and deviance, risk communication, environmental and nuclear risks. Inside, research data from Europe, USA and Mexico are discussed.

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Marzia Antenore, Assistant professor at the Communication and Social Research Department, “La Sapienza”, University of Rome. Her general area of interest focuses on the intersection between digital technology and society. This includes research on social network sites, web platforms, digital journalism, and political communication. In particular, in the last four years she worked in two specific areas: data journalism and Recommender System platforms (RS’s). Among her publications: Antenore, M., Leone, G., Panconesi, A., and Terolli, E. (2018). ”Together We Buy, Alone I Quit: Some Experimental Studies of Online Persuaders”. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Digital Tools & Uses Congress (DTUC ‘18). ACM, New York, USA, October 2018. Antenore A., Panconesi, A., and Terolli E. (2018). ”Songs of a Future Past — An Experimental Study of Online Persuaders”. International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, North America, June 2018. Antenore, M., and Splendore, S. (Eds.) (2017). Data Journalism. Guida essenziale al giornalismo fatto con i numeri. Milano: Mondadori.


Fabrizio Bianchi, Research Director, Environmental Epidemiology Research Unit, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, IFC-CNR.

Head of the Environmental epidemiology and disease registries unit, epidemiologist with long standing experience in environmental epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, health impact assessment, public health surveillance. Coordinator of numerous European and national projects, author of publications and scientific articles, he teaches in the areas of competence.

Among his publications: Bustaffa, E., Coi, A., Minichilli, F., Santoro, M., Prediletto, R., Monti, S., Pavlickova, I., and...

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