Social media is increasingly becoming a site for social and political conflicts. Extremist individuals and groups participate in these conflicts and use social media as a platform for propaganda and calls for violence.
The joint project PANDORA, financed by the BMBF, examines extremist discourses on the Internet. It also asks what mobilization and radicalization effects these discourses generate in the real world. The IFSH project focuses on the double comparison of right-wing extremist and Salafist/Jihadist mobilizations of violence in the virtual and the real world, as well as on research into the possibilities for deradicalization and their implementation in practice.
Duration: March 2017 - February 2020