New publication: Inhuman hate: The role of recommendation algorithms and social bots for the dissemination of cyberhate

Photo: grimme-akademie.de PropStop researchers Dr. Lena Frischlich, Svenja Boberg, and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt have published an article entitled “Inhuman hate: The role of recommendation algorithms and social bots for the dissemination of cyberhate” which is featured in the recently released fourth volume of the publication series about the digital society North Rhine-Westphalia. In the…

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NOZ panel discussion on populism

photo: noz.de Are Europe and its democracies threatened by a wave of populism? On May 8, 2017, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt (PropStop project) discussed this question at a panel discussion that was hosted by the Osnabrück-based newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ). The event was part of the NOZ project “populism, positions, perspectives”, which was initiated…

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Data research of SZ newspaper: the Facebook-factor

In an expansive new study, the SZ newspaper details the contours of political Facebook use in Germany Be it via subscriptions to fanpages or likes by friends, every Facebook newsfeed is filled with political content. In light of the upcoming German federal elections, the SZ newspaper investigated the make-up of this newsfeed and whether it…

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New publication: far-right and islamist propaganda

Lena Frischlich, PhD (PropStop project), has co-authered a chapter comparing right-wing extremist and islamist propaganda in the new volume „Politischer Extremismus im Vergleich“ (Comparing Political Extremism), recently published by the Lit Verlag. In “Far-right and islamist propaganda on the internet: methods, effects and prevention”, Josephine B. Schmitt, Julian Ernst, Lena Frischlich and Diana Rieger compare…

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