In a research talk presented by The Center for Information Technology & Society, Nicole Krämer from the University of Duisberg-Essen will lecture on the potentially detrimental effects of the Internet, using empirical studies about filter bubbles, hate speech, and fake news.

Nicole Krämer is a professor of Social Psychology, Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Her research centers on the social psychology of human-machine interaction and computer-mediated-communication. She explores how people communicate, seek information, and form opinions via the Internet. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Media Psychology (2015-2017), and currently holds the Associate Editor position of the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

The lecture will be held on Monday, January 14th from 2-3pm in SSMS Room 1310, the CITS Conference Room.