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BMBF-Project for the automated analysis of hate communication on the Internet

News from Sep 27, 2017

Under the title "NOHATE - Overcoming crises in public communication in the field of refugees, migration, foreigners", a three-year research project on the automated analysis of hate communication in social media and online comments will start at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies at the FU Berlin on October 1, 2017. The aim of the project 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 managers to the corresponding sites scientifically sound recommendations for a de-escalating moderation. The subject here is refuge and migration, in which - increasingly since summer 2015 - hate communication occurs on a large scale.

The joint project, in which the FU Berlin, the Beuth-Hochschule für Technik Berlin and VICO Research & Consulting GmbH are also 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". In addition to Aydan Özoğuz, the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, Neue Deutsche Medienmacher e.V., Amadeu Antonio Stiftung and Axel-Springer-Verlag/Welt/N24, the project cooperates with a number of other partners from politics and the media.

The project group at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies is headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer and Prof. Dr. Joachim Trebbe. Dr. Sünje Paasch-Colberg and Christian Strippel will support the project as research assistants.

Further information on the research project can be found here.

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