Hate Beneath the Counter Speech? A Qualitative Content Analysis of User Comments on YouTube Related to Counter Speech Videos

  title={Hate Beneath the Counter Speech? A Qualitative Content Analysis of User Comments on YouTube Related to Counter Speech Videos},
  author={J. Ernst and Josephine B. Schmitt and Diana Rieger and Ann Kristin Beier and P. Vorderer and G. Bente and Hans-Joachim Roth},
  journal={Journal for Deradicalization},
  • J. Ernst, Josephine B. Schmitt, +4 authors Hans-Joachim Roth
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal for Deradicalization
  • The odds in stumbling over extremist material in the internet are high. Counter speech videos, such as those of the German campaign Begriffswelten Islam (Concepts of Islam; Bundeszentrale fur politische Bildung, 2015a) published on YouTube, offer alternative perspectives and democratic ideas to counteract extremist content. YouTube users may discuss these videos in the comment sections below the video. Yet, it remains open which topics these users bring up in their comments. Moreover, it is… CONTINUE READING

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