Universität Bielefeld

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Institute for
Interdisciplinary Research
on Conflict and Violence

X-SONAR: Extremist Engagement in Social Media Networks: Identifying, Analyzing and Preventing Processes of Radicalization

Short Description

The joint project conducts applied and fundamental interdisciplinary research on the dynamics and escalation of extremist interactions in social online networks. More specifically, X-SONAR analyzes mechanisms of individual and collective dynamics of violence as well as self-regulation of radicalism within these networks. Online radicalization and the escalation of violence on the internet are relevant not only in regard to prosecution, but also require new pathways for early warning and the development of appropriate prevention measures. [more]

02/2017 - 02/2020

Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick
Dr. Kerstin Eppert

Viktoria Roth M.A.
Annika Hamachers M.A.
Daniela Hertel, M.A.
Kai Sören Falkenhain, B.A.
Dorian Tsolak M.Sc.

Funded by
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)