Tim Schatto-Eckrodt joined Prof. Kleinen-von Königslöw's team at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences in October 2022. His main research interests are
- Cyber propaganda
- Digital public sphere
- Conspiracy theories
- Dissemination of misinformation (online
Tim Schatto-Eckrodt is a communication scholar who studies the influence of online propaganda on public opinion. His master's thesis dealt with the diffusion and acceptance of new technologies.
Since October 2017, Tim Schatto-Eckrodt worked as a research assistant at the University of Münster:
- from October 2017 to April 2019 in the BMBF project "PropStop", where he researched methods to identify attempts to influence public opinion through online propaganda;
- From May 2019 to October 2022 in the junior research group "Democratic Resilience in Times of Online Propaganda, Fake news, Fear and Hate speech (DemoRESILdigital)".
Since October 2022, he is a research assistant in the department of Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw (digitalized communication + sustainability) at the University of Hamburg.
In his dissertation (expected submission 2023), he is developing a content analytic tool for measuring conspiracy theory content in online communication