Networks of Outrage

Networks of Outrage

In the past decade, Europe has witnessed the birth of many movements at the right end of the political spectrum. While PEGIDA, the Identitarian Movement and many others differ in many aspects, they share similar bottom-up web communication strategies. This project aims at exploring the public online networks and European connections that characterize these movements of outrage. It does that by investigating their public communication on the web and in social media, and by conducting interviews and on-site research. The results – interactive networks, maps and stories – will be published online, in the newspaper and in scientific journals. By collaborating closely with the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, we intend to facilitate sustainable mutual knowledge transfer. Additional publishing partnerships with media organizations in Germany and Switzerland will guarantee that the project’s results reach a wide audience.

SponsorsVolkswagenStiftung; Projektpartner: Der Standard, Wien


Julian Ausserhofer

Associate Researcher: Policy & Governance

Christian Katzenbach, Dr.

Head of research programme: The evolving digital society

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Lectures and presentations

Empörungsöffentlichkeiten im Netz: Zur Beziehung von Themen, Akteuren und Quellen auf der Pegida-Facebookpage
Jahrestagung der DGPuK Fachgruppe Digitale Kommunikation 2016. TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany: 04.11.2016

Cornelius Puschmann, Julian Ausserhofer

Empörungsnetzwerke, Open Science und Open Data: Wie Wissenschaft, Hochschul-PR und Datenjournalismus zusammenarbeiten können
Jahrestagung des Bundesverbands Hochschulkommunikation (Session: Datenjournalismus in der Hochschulkommunikation). Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation. Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany: 15.09.2016

Julian Ausserhofer, Cornelius Puschmann, Noura Maan, Markus Hametner

What are the topics of populist anti-immigrant movements on Facebook?
Social Media & Society Conference. Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK: 13.07.2016

Cornelius Puschmann, Julian Ausserhofer, Noura Maan, Markus Hametner

Wissenschaft und Datenjournalismus: Eine Kartographie des neuen Extremismus in Europa
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 11.06.2016

Julian Ausserhofer

Information laundering and counter-publics: The news sources of islamophobic groups on Twitter
Social Media in the Newsroom workshop at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM16) (Session: Social Media in the Newsroom). Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Leibniz, Germany: 17.05.2016

Cornelius Puschmann, Julian Ausserhofer, Noura Maan, Markus Hametner

Rage Against the Elites? Polarisation and Counter-publics in Online Discourse on Immigration and Climate Change
Fourth Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics. Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden: 28.04.2016

Cornelius Puschmann


Haters gonna hate?
Digitaler Salon. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 31.08.2016

Cornelius Puschmann

Wider die Herrschaft der Algorithmen! Wie bekommen wir die Kontrolle zurück?
re:publica 2016. Station, Berlin, Germany: 02.05.2016

Cornelius Puschmann