News from Oct 11, 2017
During a research stay at the Department of Communication of the University of Illinois (Chicago) on 20 September 2017, Sünje Paasch-Colberg and Christian Strippel presented the new BMBF joint project "NO HATE - Managing crises in public communication in the field of refugees, migration and foreigners" and discussed it with their colleagues and students there.
The project started on 1 October 2017 at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies at the FU Berlin. The aim of the research is to investigate the causes and dynamics of hate communication on the Internet in more detail and to develop algorithmic software on this basis, which gives the operators of the corresponding services scientifically sound recommendations for a de-escalating moderation. The joint project, in which the FU Berlin, the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and VICO Research & Consulting GmbH are involved, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding measure "Strengthening cohesion in times of crisis and upheaval".
Further information on the research project can be found here.