News from Nov 17, 2018
The analysis of online comments and hate communication is increasingly gaining international attention. In 2018, the first results of the NOHATE joint project were presented at five different conferences.
The 63rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (DGPuK) took place in Mannheim under the title "Self-determination in the digital world". Sünje Paasch-Colberg and Christian Strippel (both FU Berlin) presented the first results of guided interviews with community managers in German-speaking countries about their self-image and work routines.
Shortly afterwards, Sünje Paasch-Colberg presented further results from these interviews on various moderation strategies and their technical support at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Prague. The title of the article was: "Using tools against hate? Moderation strategies and online technologies to prevent and counter hate speech".
Christian Strippel took a look at the technical discourse architectures of German news websites at the 19th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (#AoIR2018) in Montréal, which took place under the title "Transnational Materialities".
From a computer science perspective, Betty van Aken (Beuth University) presented a detailed analysis of the challenges of classifying toxic online comments. The occasion was the second workshop on abusive language on the Internet at the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNPL2018) in Brussels.
Sünje Paasch-Colberg also presented initial findings from the analysis of online comments at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). This conference took place under the title "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation" in Lugano.
All publications and presentation from the NOHATE project can be found here.