Heidi Schulze

Heidi Schulze
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich | LMU · Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung

Master of Arts

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Additional affiliations
January 2016 - December 2019
GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
Position
  • European Laboratory for Comparative Social Research
April 2015 - December 2015
Technische Universität Dresden
Position
  • Research Associate

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Terror attacks are followed by public shock and disorientation. Previous research has found that people use social media to collectively negotiate responses, interpretations, and sense-making in the aftermath of terror attacks. However, the role of ideologically motivated discussions and their relevance to the overall discourse have not been studie...
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Zur Messung von Radikalisierungsdynamiken in digitalen Räumen wurden im vorangegangenen Monitor-Bericht verschiedene Indikatoren vorgeschlagen. Der diesjährige Beitrag gibt einen empirischen Überblick über verschiedene Weiterentwicklungen und offene Punkte im Bereich Online-Radikalisierung, mit denen sich das Internetmonitoring beschäftigt. Daraus...
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Terrorism is first and foremost viewed as a matter of security policy; however, its emergence, perception, effects, prevention and mitigation actually involve a multitude of societal sectors as well as academic fields, which also means that numerous academics, practitioners and decision-makers are in a position to contribute to analysing and counte...
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Societal crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, produce societal instability and create a fertile ground for radicalization. Extremists exploit such crises by distributing disinformation to amplify uncertainty and distrust among the public. Based on these developments, this study presents a longitudinal analysis of far-right communication on fringe...
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Im Zuge des Medienwandels und der stetigen Ausdifferenzierung verfügbarer Online-Angebote verlagert sich nicht nur das alltägliche Leben zunehmend ins Digitale, sondern auch die Aktivitäten extremistischer Akteure. In Folge technologischer und gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen (z. B. hinsichtlich zunehmender Gewaltbereitschaft im Rahmen von Covid-19...
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With the increase in hate speech and extremist content online, the pressure on social media platform operators to track and delete the content in question is also increasing. The term ‘deplatforming’ usually refers to the deletion of groups or accounts by platform operators, but it can also include the deletion of specific contents or whole website...
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The possibilities of the Internet and the use of various social media have made it many times more complex to understand the mechanisms of online radicalization processes. Not only because the Internet can have a reinforcing influence on incipient or progressive radicalization, but also because new forms and potential (radicalization) pathways emer...
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In recent years, two phenomena have put Europe's liberal democracies under strain: populism and polarization. The rise of populist parties, the increasing radicalization of publics and political discourse, as well as the expansion of hyperpartisan media have caused concern among observers and citizens alike. While lively academic discussions have r...
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Accompanying the success of the radical right and right-wing populist movements, right-wing alternative online media have recently gained prominence and, to some extent, influence on public discourse and elections. The existing scholarship so far focuses primarily on the role of content and social media distribution and pays little attention to the...

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The project aims at building a monitoring system to detect radicalization process and different forms of extremism as well as their properties. It is collaborative project in the research cluster for early detection, prevention, and abatement of extremism Project duration: 11/2019 – 10/2024 Funded by the Federal Agency for Education and Research and the Ministry of Interior Affairs Project partners: Federal Criminal Police Office Germany, University of Hamburg, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), LMU Munich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Institute for Technology Asssessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Center for Criminology, Berghof Foundation https://motra.info