Two PhD Candidate Positions at University of Antwerp: Network for Training on Hate’ (NETHATE) – Horizon 2020

UAntwerp is opening two PhD Candidate Positions for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the ‘Network for Training on Hate’ (NETHATE) to be funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme.

Deadline for application is 22 November 2020 at 23:00 CET (Brussels time).

The vision for NETHATE is to examine the dynamics of the spread of hatred in society, including online fora, as well as mitigation and reconciliation strategies, and the impact on victims and bystanders.

PROJECT 1: Helping victims of online sexual harassment through online reporting and supporting systems

To investigate how reports about online sexual harassment can be dealt with by Social Networking Sites in an efficient, desirable and effective way. This will also include investigating whether and how interface design features can be used to support victims, for instance, by exposing them to narratives (i.e. stories) of fellow victims who coped successfully with the distressing events related to online sexual harassment.

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PROJECT 2: Countering online hate-speech through technological interventions

Development and testing of prototypes of technological interventions to prevent or counter online hate speech based on current and newly acquired knowledge on motivations and contexts of online hate speech. Development of insights on user acceptance, user experience and efficacy of the (prototype) technological tools to prevent or counter online hate by means of a range of lab and field studies. Human Rights Analysis of the (prototype) technological tools.

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