Portrait: Dr. Lena Frischlich
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Dr. Lena Frischlich, Dipl. Psych.

Junior research group leader "DemoRESILdigital- Demokratic resilience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech".
 

Department of Communication
Room: A 0317
Bispinghof 3
D-48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-21052
lena.frischlich@uni-muenster.de

Sprechstunden

by appointment

  • Research Areas

    • Digital communication, media change and innovation
    • Propaganda, disinformationen, hate speech and other forms of dark participation
    • Democratic resilience
    • Computational social science
  • Short CV

    After finishing her diploma in psychology at the University of Cologne (Title of the thesis “Death, Dissonance, and Distal Defense“), Dr. Lena Frischlich worked as research associate (post-graduate level) at the University of Cologne for the Institute of social psychology II: Media and communication (Prof. Gary Bente).

    She has finished her cumulative dissertation on the role of existential anxieties in mediated social encounters in January 2016 (“Join me in death: Managing mortality salience via mediated social encounters”). Since 2011, Dr. Lena Frischlich studies the staging and effects of (extremist) online-propaganda and mediated counter-offerings. 

    Since July 2016, Dr. Lena Frischlich works at the Institute for Communication Science. First as post-doc in a project about the “recognition, proof and combating of covert propaganda attacks via online media” (PropStop), at the lab of Prof Dr. Thorsten Quandt. Since January 2018 she leads the junior research group "DemoRESILdigital- Demokratic resilience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech".

    From 2020 to 2021 Frischlich worked as an interim professor for media change at the Ludwigs-Maximilian University in Munich. Since 2020 she is a member of the young college of the North-Rhine Westphalian Academy of Science and the Arts.

  • Projects at the Institute for Communication

    • 2021: CoRE-NRW short report: Withdrawal to the shadows – the shift of digital forums to fringe communities and dark social and the implications for extremism prevention.
    • Since January 2018: "DemoRESILdigital- demokratic resilience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech" (Blog)
    • 2017: BSI Project 345: Validation of the automated detection of social bots.
    • From July 2016 to December 2017: BMBF-Project „Recognition, Proof and Combating of Hidden Propaganda Attacks via Online Media“
  • Third-Party Funding at other institutions

    • CONTRA: Countering Propaganda by Narration Towards Anti-Radical Awareness.  Commissioned by the European Union (HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/RADX). Konsortialführer: Bundeskriminalamt (BKA).  Consortium manager : Bundeskriminalamt (BKA).  Projekt partners:  Gary Bente, Hans-Joachim Roth, Daniel Roth, Lena Frischlich (University of Cologne), Peter Vorderer, Diana Rieger (University Mannheim), Manuel Torres Soriano (University Sevilla), Protection of the Consitution Österreich, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism (NCCT) of the Netherlands, Götz Nordbruch (ufuq.de). 
    • 2014-2016:  Counter-Narratives:  A Media Psychological Investigation for Analyzing the Effects of Counter-narratives Aimed at Preventing Right-wing extremist and Islamist Propaganda.   Commissioned by the procurement office Germany and founded by the German Minister of the Interior.  Commissioned to: Gary Bente, Diana Rieger, Lena Frischlich.
    • 2011-2012:  Propaganda 2.0- The Effects of Right-wing and Islamic Extremist Internet Videos.  Commissioned by the Federal Crime Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) and co-founded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism of the Netherlands (NCCT).  Commissioned to: Gary Bente. Proposal supported by Diana Rieger, Lena Frischlich.
  • Publications

  • Talks

    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Linking News Use on Social Media to Conspiracy Beliefs: A Cross-Platform Linkage Study of German Media Users’. 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Paris, .
    • Klapproth, Johanna; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Enhancing Critical Media Literacy to Fight Conspiracy Theories: Testing the Effectiveness of Narrative Prebunking Interventions’. Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties. Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda. An International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, Metz, .

    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Challenges in remote study design – An infrastructure review of a large linkage study’. Annual Conference of the Methods Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Wien, Österreich, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Covering Covid-19: The crisis reaction of journalism during the first year of the pandemic’. 8th Future of Journalism Conference (The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University), Cardiff University, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Clever, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Linking Alternative and Legacy News Use on Social Media to Conspiracy Beliefs: Insights from a Cross-Platform Linkage Study’. 8th Future of Journalism Conference (The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University), Online, .
    • Clever, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Nico; Frischlich Lena (): ‘Extremism on the Second Glance: Automated Content Analysis of Covert Propaganda on Instagram’. The 3rd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Oxford Istitute, .
    • Langmann, Klara; Wintterlin, Florian; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘In the face of dark participation. Community managers’ views on the efficacy of content moderation’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Online, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena (): ‘Long-term effects of alternative news on political attitudes among susceptible recipients’. Vortrag auf der 11. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Aachen, Deutschland (Online), .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena; Frischlich, Lena (): „Sowing doubt and reaping uncertainty: A case-study on conspiracy theories’ dissemination through social media“. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Online, .
    • Clever, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Nico; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Extremist Propaganda on Instagram’. 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science, Zürich, Schweiz, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Adam, Lena (): ‘The EU Election 2019 on Facebook – Studying the Performance of Alternative News Media using Computational Social Sciences’. Vortrag auf der 43. Jahrestagung der International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP), Berlin, Deutschland (Online), .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Hellmann Jens; Brinkschulte, Felix; Becker, Martin; Back, Mitja (): ‘Sowing distrust on a fertile ground – How distorted alternative news fuel negative attitudes towards political candidates amongst susceptible recipients’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘The Seed of Doubt: The Role of Alternative and Established News Media in the Early Moments of a New Conspiracy Theory’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Klapproth, Johanna; Kleineidam, Tobias; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim (): ‘Entertained by Extremists – Staging and Effects of Eudaimonic Instagram Propaganda’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Kuhfeldt, Lara; Clever, Lena (): ‘Fueling the information disorder? Alternative news media in the COVID-19 crisis’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Why Do People Spread Distorted Information Online? An Examination of Predictors based on the Theory of Collective Action’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Kleineidam, Tobias; Gunstmann, Lina Charlotte; Schonebeck, Anna (): „Extremely entertaining? Eudaimonic and Hedonistic Entertainment Experience as Mechanisms of Effect of Extremist Online Propaganda [Extrem unterhaltsam? Eudaimonisches und Hedonistisches Unterhaltungserleben als Wirkungsmechanismen Extremistischer Online-Propaganda]“. Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), München, .

    • Heims, Leonie; Strauss, Carina; Hansek, Marcel; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Language and Hate: Mechanisms of Dangerous Speech in German Politicians Facebook-Communication ’. MISDOOM 2020 - 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Leiden University, Netherlands (Online), .
    • Kleineidam, Tobias; Gunstmann, Lina; Schonebeck, Anna; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Entertaining far-right propaganda on Instagram: User reactions to eudaimonic posts’. MISDOOM - 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Leiden University, Netherlands (Online), .
    • Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Tang, Wai, Yen; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Using a Virtual Reality Game for Mood Repair: A Laboratory Experiment’. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Chemnitz, Deutschland, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Hidden Biases: The Effects of Deleted Content on Twitter on Sampling Quality’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australien (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Clever, Lena (): ‘The EU Election 2019 on Social Media: Comparing Alternative and Mainstream News using Computational Methods’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Klapproth, Johanna (): ‘#Dark Inspiration – Eudaimonic entertainment in extremists Instagram posts’. Vortrag im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), München, Deutschland, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Hate Speech, Disinformation and Incivility: The Moderation of Negative User Content in German Newsrooms“. 65. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), München, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Clever, Lena (): „Who dominates the digitized public? Reach and Topics of Alternative News Media in the Run-up to the EU Election 2019 [Wer beherrscht die digitalisierte Öffentlichkeit? Reichweite und Themen alternativer Nachrichtenmedien im Vorfeld der EU-Wahl 2019]“. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), München, Deutschland, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja, Quandt, Thorsten (): „Who corrects misinformation online? The Effect of Third-, Second-, and First-Person Perceptions on Corrective Actions“. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Kommunikation und Politik“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), des Arbeitskreises „Politik und Kommunikation“ der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) und der Fachgruppe „Politische Kommunikation“ der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft (SGKM) "Desinformation, Populismus, “Lügenpresse” - Vertrauen und Glaubwürdigkeit in der politischen Kommunikation", Mainz, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Meaningful entertainment in extremists Instagram posts’. 24 hours of Political Psychology, Hagen, .

    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Journalism between “alternative news media”, “fake news” and “social bots”: New actors and opportunity structures for manipulation in shared media spaces’. XI Congreso Internacional de Ciberperiodismo, Bilbao, Spain, .
    • Reer, Felix; Kieslich, Kimon; Tang, Wai Yen; Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘My Happy Virtual Me? The Influence of Interactivity and Virtual Reality Technology on Mood Repair’. Vortrag auf dem Digital Games Research Section Symposium 2019, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Rotterdam, Niederlande, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Sampling on Twitter: Sampling Bias due to Deleted Content“. 21. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Methoden der Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Universität Greifswald, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘How to cope with dark participation? Authoritative and participative moderation in German newsrooms’. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, .
    • Roth, Daniel; Bloch, Carola; Schmitt, Josephine B; Frischlich, Lena; Latoschik, Marc Erich; Bente, Gary (): „Perceived authenticity, empathy, and pro-social intentions evoked through avatar-mediated self-disclosures“. “Mensch und Computer 2019”, Hamburg, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Brinkschulte, Felix; Becker, Martin (): „The moderating role of right-wing authoritarianism and conspiracy mentality for the perception and effects of distorted news articles“. 11.Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie der deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), Chemnitz, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Propaganda, disinformation and dark participation: New challenges for democracy in the digital age?’ 4th International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, Bonn, .
    • Calero Valdez, André; Burbach, Laura; Schär, Philipp; Bonart, Malte; Frischlich, Lena; Adam, Lena; Assenmacher, Dennis (): ‘Computational Methods in Professional Communication’. IEEE ProComm 2019, Aachen, Deutschland, .
    • Landmann, Helen; Frischlich, Lena; Rohmann, Annette (): ‘Being moved by extremist propaganda’. International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Meeting , Amsterdam, .
    • Brinkschulte, Felix; Becker, Marin; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Experimental Evidence Concerning the Effects of Disinformation on the Democratic Process’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, D.C., USA, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Boberg, Svenja; Adam, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Who is Affected by the Disinformation Order? Predicting the Exposure to Distorted Information Prior to the Parliamentary Election in Germany’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Reer, Felix; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Corrective actions in the information disorder. Presumed influence and the countering of distorted information’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Brinkschulte, Felix; Klapproth, Johanna; Frischlich, Lena (): „"If you value truth": The Integration of Mainstream Media and Alternative Pseudo-Press Offerings as Sources of Right-Wing Populist Media Makers.“ 64. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Titles vs. topics: Thematic Commonalities of Journalistic Articles and the Corresponding User Comments“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Münster, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „On the relevance of person characteristics and media usage patterns for the confrontation with hate-speech and personal victimization in the Internet.“ Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): „The Role of Citizens in the Disinformation Order: Who Amplifies Fake News?“ Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPUK), Münster, .
    • Assenmacher, Dennis; Adam, Lena; Frischlich, Lena; Trautmann, Heike; Grimme, Christian (): ‘Inside the tool set of automation: Free social bot code revisited’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The markets of manipulation: The trading of social bots on clearnet and darknet markets’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, Germany, .
    • Adam, Lena; Frischlich, Lena; Trautmann, Heike; Grimme, Christian (): ‘Automated detection of nostalgic text in the context of societal pessimism’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, Deutschland, .
    • Boberg, Svena; Frischlich, Lena; Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between overload and indifference. Detection of fake accounts and social bots by community managers’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • Brinkschulte, Felix; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘The Biased Integration of Journalistic and Partisan Media in a Popular Right-Wing Online Channel’. MISDOOM – Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Corrective actions in the information disorder. Presumed influence and the countering of distorted information’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, Deutschland, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Frischlich, Lena; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Manipulation attempts during the German federal election 2017’. MISDOOM - Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .

    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Psychological Perspectives on Disinformation and Radicalization’. Plenary meeting on the "disinformation challenge", European Strategic Communication Network (ESCN), Brussels, Belgium, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Becker, Martin; Brinkschulte, Felix (): ‘Fake news – real effects? Processing and outcomes of political fake versus real news’. Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), Frankfurt a.M., Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The effects of fake news, political emotions, and trust on populist votes’. DGPs, Frankfurt, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Propaganda³: Effects of online-propaganda on individuals, groups and the digital society’. Intenational Summerschool on "Trust in mediadet communication" together with the Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of California, Santa Barbera., WWU, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘False Information—real problems? Online-misinformation, political anger, inefficiency, trust and the intention to vote populists’. Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Singling out voices in an ocean of noise’. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Roth, Daniel; Schmitt, Josephine B.; Block, Carola; Frischlich, Lena; Latoschik, Marc; Bente, Gary (): ‘Empathy for avatars: The influence of perceived authenticity on empathy and behavioral intentions’. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Tschechien, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Brinkschulte, Felix; Assenmacher, Dennis; Adam, Lena (): „DemoRESILdigital. Democratic resilience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Mannheim, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten. (): „Would the real reader please stand up? Detection of fake accounts and social bots in participatory journalistic offerings“. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK). , Mannheim, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian (): ‘Roots of Hate. Interpersonal differences and the amplification of hate’. Multidisciplinary perspectives on radicalization, Cologne, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Online propaganda³ : Staging - Effects - Antidote?“ Forschungskolloquium Psychologie (Prof. Annette Rohmann). , Fernuniversität Hagen, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Fake news – real politics? Media psychological insights into the dissemination and effects of online-disinformation and potential counter-strategies’. Expertmeeting focussing on fake news (or disinformation, misinformation, malinformation) in the context of hbrid conflicts., Ministry of Justice and Security, Den Haag, Netherlands, .

    • Frischlich, Lena (): „DemoRESILdigital. Democratic reslience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech“. Eröffnungsveranstaltung der Förderlinie "digitale Gesellschaft" des MKW NRW, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „The ecosystem of (right-wing) alternative media“. Vortrag und Panelteilnehmerin im Rahmen der Abendveranstaltung des Antikorruptionstages veranstaltet durch Transparency.de und die Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bremen, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Online newspapers as target of strategic user-generated content —Dealing with hate-speech, fake news and covert propaganda’. Annual Meeting of the International Journal of Press and Politics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Rieger, Diana; Morten, Anna; Schötz, Ronja; Rutkowski, Olivia; Bente, Gary (): ‘The effects of narrativity in audiovisual propaganda and counter-messages on persuasive processing and attraction’. Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Granada, Spain, .
    • Kießler, Antje, Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Refusing hate: Counter-arguing moderates the effects of hate speech on prejudice and integration intentions’. Meeting of the Mediapsychology Interest Group of the German Psychological Association , Landau, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Rieger, Diana; Morten, Anna; Schötz, Ronja; Rutkowski, Olivia; Bente, Gary (): „Narrative persuasion, extremist propaganda, and counter-messages: What can and cannot be done with stories“. Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie , Ulm, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Defending against existential anxieties: The role of intergroup versus interpersonal similarities’. 1st international Symposium on Intergroup Communication, Thessaloniki, Greece, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘The wall against the dark? How journalists and community managers identify and interpret hidden online propaganda.’ 66th annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, CA, USA, .
    • Rieger D, Frischlich L, Schmitt J B (): ‘The dark side of narrative persuasion: Why propaganda works and what counter-narratives have to learn’. Pre-conference Narrative Persuasion at hte 66th annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, CA, USA, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Fake news and bots. Detection and counter-strategies.“ Workshops "Öffentlich-rechtlicher Rundfunk in Zeiten des Populismus" , Deutschlandfunk, Berlin, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „The "big lie" or many small ones? Insights into the staging and effects of online-propaganda on the macro-meso-micro level“. Fake News, Hashtags und Social Bots – neue Mechanismen der populistischen Propaganda, Universität Thübingen, Thübingen, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): „In the web of propaganda? Covert Propaganda in Participatory Internet Offerings from a Journalistic Perspective“. Vortrag im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikation (DGPUK), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Effects of propaganda and mediated counteroffers“. Symposium: Tendencies of radicalization among adolescents, State prevention office & Institute for Quality development at schools Schleswig-Holstein. Kiel, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Workshop: Propaganda 2.0. effects and counteroffers“. Symposium „Youth extremism and social spaces: Contexts and strategies for dealing with radical ideologies among the youth, Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany, .

    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Effects of extremist and terrorist Internetpropaganda.“ Öffentlichen Veranstaltungsreihe „Terrorismus in den Medien. Strategien, Darstellungen, Wirkungen“ (Institut für Sozialwissenschaften), Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Extremist propaganda videos in the net: Staging and effects“. Symposium: Radicalisation in the Internet- advanced education for members of the state police Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Güstrow, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Hate and propaganda in the net“. Theme night: Trolls, hate & propaganda in the net, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Workshop: Staging and effects of hate in the net“. Symposium „Hate-Speech“ by the office for integration area Marburg-Biedenkopf, coordination office "Misch mit! Miteinander Vielfalt erleben" and the „Rote Linie - Hilfen zum Ausstieg vor dem Einstieg“. , Marburg, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Morten, Anna; Rieger, Diana; Rutkowski, Olivia; Schötz, Ronja; Elvert, Freya; Bente, Gary (): ‘It’s the story that matters: Narrativity as central factor within videos against right-wing extremism and Islamism’. 50st Meeting of the German Association for Psychology (DGPS), Leipzig, Germany, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Extremist propaganda in the net: Staging, effects, counterpffers“. Symposium „the audiovisual Communication of Jihadism“, , Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany, .
    • Rieger, Diana; Frischlich, Lena; Oliver, Mary-Beth (): ‘Self-construal and elevantion: Intercultural differences in transported values through mass media content’. 66st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan., .
    • Frischlich, Lena; Rieger, Diana; Morten, Anna; Bente, Gary (): ‘Narrativity in videos against extremism and its‘ effect on persuasive processing and behavioral intentions.’ 66st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukoaka, Japan, .
    • Rieger, Diana; Heffner, Dorothée; Frischlich, Lena (): ‘Waiting for re-creation. The impact of smartphone usage on recovery experiences and cognitive performance’. 66st Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). , Fukuoka, Japan, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „Media staging of flight and xenophobia“. Small group meeting: Social psychology on flight and xenophobia, Phillips-Universität Maarburg, .
    • Frischlich, Lena (): „The effects of right-wing extremist and Islamic extremist propaganda and of counter-narratives“. Meeting of the "Demokratie Leben!" (democracy live!) project , DITIB, Cologne, Germany, .
  • Membership in Professional Organizations

    • Since 2017: The German Communication Association (DGPUK)
    • Since 2014: German Assocation for Psychology (DGPS)
    • Since 2012: International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Other Scientific Activities

    Ad-hoc reviewer for journals:

    Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Communication Research, Communication and the Public, Communication Theory, European Journal of Social Psychology, Self and Identity, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Psychology, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-mediated Communication, Journalism, Journalism Practice, Journal of Media Psychology, Medien und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Nature Scientific Reports, Political Communication, Publizistik, Swiss Journal of Social Psychology, Studies in Communication|Media, Studies in Communication Sciences, The Inquisite Mind (in Mind.de)

    Ad-hoc reviewer for project platforms:

    SoSci Panel, Plattform für Umfragen, Methoden und empirische Analysen (PUMA)

    Ad-hoc reviewer for third-party funding:

    Center for Advanced Internet-Studies (CAIS), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), European Research Council (ERC)