• Research areas

    • Online propaganda
    • Digital publics
    • Automated content analysis
  • Short CV

    Svenja Boberg is a communication scientist who studied Journalism- and Communication Science, Anthropology and Political Science in Berlin and Münster. She worked as a student assistant and tutor at the Institute for Communication Science (IfK) at the University of Münster. Since 2016 she is a member of the chair of online communication of the IfK focusing on automated content analysis of user comments in the BMBF-funded project “Identification, Detection and Countering of propaganda disseminations via online media”.
    Her master thesis dealt with news consumption via social media.

  • Research projects

  • Publications

    • Boberg Svenja, Hase Valerie, Johnson David. (). Gerhard Schröder. In Birkner Thomas (Hrsg.), Medienkanzler. Politische Kommunikation in der Kanzlerdemokratie (S. 221-261). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-07600-9.
  • Talks

    • Klapproth, Johanna; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Said; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Targeted as counterpart? Analyzing actor constellations in alternative news media Facebook Posts’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Unger, Said; Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between information laundering and emotionalization: Analyzing the sharing and embedding of alternative and mainstream news media articles in counter public telegram channels’. 9th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Aarhus, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Klapproth, Johanna; Unger, Said; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘The Alternative Media Repertoire: An Analysis of Shared Alternative and Mainstream Media Content in Counterpublic Telegram Channels’. International Conference of the Research Association NRW, Bonn, .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja; Unger, Saïd; Klapproth, Johanna (): ‘Scenarios of dark participation in online counter publics: Comparing anti-Corona movements on Telegram and Twitter’. Media and Publics, Roskilde, .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘#MeToo as a social movement or strategic #-campaign? Analyzing the dynamics of Social Issue Emergence using computational methods’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Online, .
    • Janzik, Robin; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Reer, Felix; Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Analyzing the gaming disorder debate on Twitter: A computational approach’. ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference, Braga, Portugal (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): ‘The Ebb and Flow of Corona Coverage: A time-based analysis of news media’s crisis coverage during the first 9 months of the Covid-19 pandemic’. 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Covid, confusion and conspiracies: A longitudinal content analysis of alternative media’s coronavirus coverage and its impact on the media landscape’. 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), .
    • Quandt, Thorsten; Boberg, Svenja (): ‘Alternative and mainstream news media during the Coronvirus crisis: Insights from a large-scale computational content analysis’. Presentation at the International Symposium “Journalism, Media and the Normalization of (Right-Wing) Populism and Nativist Authoritarianism: Analysis of Practices and Counteracting Strategies before and during the COVID-19”, Gothenburg University & Uppsala University, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Copycats and Hijackers: How malicious actors exploit social media hypes’. MISDOOM - 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media, Leiden University, Netherlands (Online), .
    • 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; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Denunciation, corrective or catchphrase? The use of the term fake news in social media debates’. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia (virtual due to COVID-19), .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Between Threat and Panic: Journalists’ Experiences with Covert Propaganda Attacks before and during the Federal Election in Germany’. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Boberg, Svenja; Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Buzzword “Fake News”: Analyzing How Commenters of a Leading News Forum Use the Term Fake News via Automated Content Analysis’. 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, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „Best-Practice Preprocessing. Lecture in the context of the special window Research Software in Communication and Media Science.“ Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Münster, .
    • 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, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): „In the Thicket of Conspiracy: Information Sources of Conspiracy-Theoretical Online Communities“. SmartNETWORK-Tagung „Öffentlichkeit und Debattenkulturen“ (SmartNETWORK), Universität Münster, .
    • 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, .
    • Schatto-Eckrodt, Tim; Boberg, Svenja; Wintterlin, Florian; Quandt, Thorsten (): ‘Use and Assessment of Sources in Conspiracy Theorists' Communities’. MISDOOM Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Online Media, Hamburg, .
    • 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; 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; 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, .
    • 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; 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, .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .