News from Nov 26, 2018
On Friday, 23 November 2018, the interdisciplinary project team of the BMBF-funded research project "NOHATE - Coping with Crises in Public Communication in the Field of Refugees, Migration, Foreigners" met for the second time with practice partners from politics, media, business and civil society. Hosted by Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society, first results from the subprojects were presented and current developments discussed.
Dr. Sünje Paasch-Colberg and Christian Strippel presented results from interviews with journalists, moderators and community managers from 20 German-language online news sites. Betty van Aken from Beuth University pointed out weaknesses of current technical approaches of toxic comment classification and gave an outlook on future research. Katharina Franko of VICO Research presented the paths and challenges of data collection from social media, news sites and blogs within the framework of the project. In addition, Paul Samula and Annett Heft gave insights into further research projects at the Weizenbaum Institute on social bots in political discourses and the transnational networking of right-wing agents.
Also present were representatives of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, Neue Deutsche Medienmacher, Zeit Online, Welt/N24, Heise Medien, medienanstalten, Initiative #ichbinhier, Das NETTZ and gutefrage.net. During subsequent discussions, the various perspectives on the topic of Hate Speech were highlighted.
Further information on the research project can be found at http://nohate.online.