• CV

    Tim Schatto-Eckrodt is a communication scientist, who researches methods to identify attempts to influence public opinion through online-propaganda. He worked as a tutor and student assistant at the Institute for Communication Science (IfK) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, where he was, among other things, involved in the programming of data analysis tools. Since October 2017 he is a member of the chair of online communication of the IfK. His master's thesis  dealt with diffusion and the acceptance of new technologies.

  •  Research interests

    • Cyber-propaganda
    • Digital publics
    • Conspiracy Theories
    • Spread of misinformation online
  • Research projects

    PropStop (05/2016 - 04/2019)

    PropStop is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) that aims at studying hidden propaganda disseminations via online media, in order to identify and prove accordant attempts. Throughout the project an interdisciplinary team of statisticians, communication scientists, IT-security researchers, journalists and IT-security companies works together. Besides a large-scale examination of propaganda characteristics online, huge quantities of public opinion statements in different areas of the digital public sphere will be analyzed for repeated semantic and technical patterns. The insights gained throughout the project will be used to enhance our detection of massive, hidden propaganda attacks, to develop technologies to identify these attacks, and to improve our abilities to verify propaganda attacks. Real-time simulations of massive hidden propaganda attacks will provide meaningful insights into the transdisciplinary applicability of the gained findings.

  • Publications

  • Talks

    • 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 (): "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, .
    • 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 (): "". Multidisciplinary perspectives on radicalization, Cologne, Germany, .