Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IFKW)




MSCL Colloquium – Science in the Firestorm of Social Media: Research between Reach, Participation and Hate

Prof. Dr. Lena Frischlich will give a science communication-oriented insight into the use, chances, and risks of science communication and reception in social media. In particular, she will examine the dynamics and consequences of hate speech and so-called fire storms.

18.07.2023 um 13:00 Uhr

We would like to invite you to our second July colloquium “Science in the Firestorm of Social Media: Research between Reach, Participation and Hate” on July 18th at 13:00 (German time).

Prof. Dr. Frischlich is a communication scientist and media psychologist.
She studied psychology at the University of Cologne and earned her doctorate there. In 2016, she moved to Münster and into communication science, where she led an interdisciplinary junior research group on democratic resilience. Since April this year, she has held a professorship in Empirical Communication Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. She investigates how digitalization, on the one hand, creates new opportunity structures for the staging of online propaganda and related phenomena such as disinformation or hate speech and, on the other hand, opens up new possibilities for the support and “empowerment” of media users and the promotion of democratic resilience, “resilience.”

This is an online event carried out in English. However, questions in German are also welcomed.

We look forward to your participation in our lively after-talk discussion!
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