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Xixuan Zhang, M.A.

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Weizenbaum Institute

Institute for Media and Communication Studies


Research Project "Diffusion dynamics of conspiracy theories and adaptation strategies in hybrid information ecologies" (DIFFCONT) part of the NEOVEX research network

Hardenbergstr. 32
10623 Berlin

Xixuan Zhang is a research associate in the research project "Diffusion Dynamics of Conspiracy Theories and Adaptation Strategies in Hybrid Information Spaces" (DIFFCONT) at Freie Universität Berlin, part of the NEOVEX research network. Previously, she worked in the research group "News, Campaigns and the Rationality of Public Discourse" at the Weizenbaum Institute. She is writing her PhD on "Mapping Digital Environmentalism: a Computational Approach" at Freie Universität Berlin. She studied Journalism and Communication Studies as well as Media and Political Communication at Freie Universität Berlin and Media Informatics at Technische Universität Berlin. Her research interests are in digital activism, online discourse, and social media publics.  An essential part of her studies is the use of computational methods ranging from text mining to network analysis and machine learning.

  • Social movements
  • Digital activism
  • Online discourse
  • Disinformation
  • Public sphere
  • Computational methods in social science

Current publications can be found in the profile on the Weizenbaum Institute website.