by Felix Gumbert

B3 at the 41. Congress of the German Sociology Association 2022

At the upcoming 41. Congress of the German Sociology Association that will take place September 26-30, 2022 in Bielefeld, members of the B3-consortium organized the ad-hoc group „Interdisciplinary exploration of technically assisted (de)polarization“ . It features five presentations by team members and affiliates.

Marcel Schliebs (University of Oxford): “From Troll-Farms to Cyber-Brigading: Evolution in the Modus Operandi of State-Backed Information Operations”.

Lucas Maximilian Schubert (Bundeswehr University Munich): “Doors of Perception – Rethinking the Theoretic Approach to Understand Cyber Affairs in International Relations”.

Felix Gumbert, Matthias Orlikowski, Ole Pütz (Bielefeld University), Robert Ackland, Bryan Gertzel (Australian National University): “Methods for Analysing Conflict in Threaded Online Conversations: The first presidential debate of the 2020 US election on Twitter”.

Indra Bock, Florian Muhle (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen), Alessandro Flammini (Indiana University, USA): “#Laschetlacht – Insights from a case study on the role of automated communication in public opinion formation”.

Wiebke Loosen (Leibniz Institute for Media Research, Hans-Bredow-Institut): “Mutual understanding through de-disciplining: Interdisciplinary exploration with examples from collaborative projects between journalism research and computer science”.

The ad-hoc group will take place on September 26, 2 p.m. Abstracts of the talks and further information can be found on the congress website.