News from Nov 28, 2017
The interdisciplinary project team of the BMBF-funded research project "NO HATE - Managing crises in public communication in the field of refugees, migration and foreigners" met last Friday, 24 November 2017 for a joint kick-off workshop in Berlin. The aim of the meeting of the project team and the practical partners from politics, media, business and civil society was to coordinate the goals of the project and the research programme for the upcoming months and to exchange initial experiences in dealing with hate communication on the Internet. Representatives of the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, the New German Media Makers, Zeit Online, Welt/N24, Heise Medien, Correctiv, the medienanstalten, the #ichbinhier initiative as well as aiso-lab and gutefrage.net were present.
The aim of the NOHATE project is to investigate the causes and dynamics of hate communication on the Internet with the help of current methods of automated text analysis and, on this basis, to develop software that gives the operators of the corresponding services scientifically sound recommendations for de-escalating moderation. The joint project, in which the FU Berlin, the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin and VICO Research & Consulting GmbH are involved, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The duration of the project is three years.
Further information on the research project can be found here.