Social Media Analytics
The Social Media Analytics Competence Center (SMA CC) emerged from the funded BMBF project PropStop and comprises all partners of this consortium. In the meantime, the initial idea of Propstop (addressing the detection of automatically generated propaganda in online media) has become a major issue in societal and scientific discussion. This competence center aims at reaching beyond the boundaries of the original project and etstablishes a community of researchers and practitioners to address the topics of Disinformation, Propaganda, and Manipulation via Online Media in a multidisciplinary approach.
In the context of the collaboration in the Competence Center SMA and with the support of the respective funding scheme of the University of Münster, the Topical Program Algorithmization and Social Interaction was established as a research network in March 2021. It deals with many aspects of the social impact of artificial intelligence and the use of algorithms. The activities of the competence center are an important part of this project.