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From Conspiracies to Insults: A Case Study of Radicalisation in Social Media Discourse

Riebe, Thea and Pätsch, Katja and Kaufhold, Marc-André and Reuter, Christian
Dachselt, Raimund and Weber, Gerhard (eds.) (2018):
From Conspiracies to Insults: A Case Study of Radicalisation in Social Media Discourse.
Dresden, Germany, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., In: Mensch und Computer 2018: Workshopband, Dresden, Germany, [Online-Edition: https://dl.gi.de/bitstream/handle/20.500.12116/16795/Beitrag...],
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Abstract

Online radicalisation is often linked to discourses on social media. In this context, the question arises how populist online discourses radicalise in social media platforms. With a quantitative content analysis of supporters of the German party “Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)” and their contributions on Facebook between March 2014 and May 2017, this preliminary analysis illustrates how the discourse shifts from a dominantly neutral debate to insult-driven and dis-criminatory contributions. It provides insights into the dynamic of political social media dis-courses and shows a tendency of correlating language style and topics that can be further studied in Social Media Analytics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2018
Editors: Dachselt, Raimund and Weber, Gerhard
Creators: Riebe, Thea and Pätsch, Katja and Kaufhold, Marc-André and Reuter, Christian
Title: From Conspiracies to Insults: A Case Study of Radicalisation in Social Media Discourse
Language: English
Abstract:

Online radicalisation is often linked to discourses on social media. In this context, the question arises how populist online discourses radicalise in social media platforms. With a quantitative content analysis of supporters of the German party “Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)” and their contributions on Facebook between March 2014 and May 2017, this preliminary analysis illustrates how the discourse shifts from a dominantly neutral debate to insult-driven and dis-criminatory contributions. It provides insights into the dynamic of political social media dis-courses and shows a tendency of correlating language style and topics that can be further studied in Social Media Analytics.

Place of Publication: Dresden, Germany
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRISP,Frieden,HCI,KontiKat,SMO
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
LOEWE
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy
Zentrale Einrichtungen
Zentrale Einrichtungen > Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Sicherheit (IANUS)
Event Title: Mensch und Computer 2018: Workshopband
Event Location: Dresden, Germany
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 09:03
Official URL: https://dl.gi.de/bitstream/handle/20.500.12116/16795/Beitrag...
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