ESR6 Ina Weber 


Ina Weber is a PhD candidate in the research group Media and ICT in Organisations and Society (MIOS) in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on the development of technological interventions to prevent online hate speech. Within this framework, she is particularly interested in the ways in which users interact with and make sense of technology, and how to apply these insights to improve technological interventions to prevent and reduce the spread of online hate speech. Ina holds a Master of Arts degree in Media, Culture and Society from Erasmus University Rotterdam. For her master’s thesis, she conducted an experiment on user perceptions of recommendation algorithms on music streaming platforms. She applied her research interest in perceptions of technology in her work as graduate research assistant in a Facebook-funded project on hate speech moderation, for which she compared user perspectives on human and algorithmic content moderators. Ina has furthermore worked as a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam and taught courses on sociology, digital content production and quantitative research methods. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Management from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany.