Tim Schatto-Eckrodt

This is the personal webpage of Tim Schatto-Eckrodt, aka Kudusch.
Here you’ll find links to my work and a bunch of ways to contact me.

About me

I am a communication scientist and PhD student, a hobby coder and occasional knitter. I live and work in Hamburg, Germany.

Tim Schatto-Eckrodt

That's me!


I work as a research associate at the chair for digitized communication and sustainability, lead by Prof. Dr. Kleinen-von Königslöw at Hamburg University.

Before that, I worked as a research associate in the junior research group “DemoRESILdigital”, where we, an interdisciplinary team of communication scientists and computer scientists, analyzed the actors, dissemination and impact of online propaganda, fake news, fear- and hate speech on different target groups to identify and implement suitable intervention and prevention measures to promote democratic resilience.

I was also a part of the BMBF-project “PropStop”, researching methods to identify attempts to influence public opinion through online-propaganda at. During my studies at the Institute for Communication Science (IfK) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, I worked as a tutor and student assistant, where I was, among other things, involved in the programming of data analysis tools.

  • The obligatory ResearchGate and Academia.
  • My profile at the department.
  • A full CV with a complete list of publications and presentations.
  • Selected publications:


    Chung-hong Chan, ., Tim Schatto-Eckrodt, ., & Johannes Gruber, . (2024). What makes computational communication science (ir)reproducible?. Computational Communication Research, 6(1), 1. doi.org/10.5117/CCR2024.1.5.CHAN

    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Clever, L., & Frischlich, L. (2024). The Seed of Doubt: Examining the Role of Alternative Social and News Media for the Birth of a Conspiracy Theory. Social Science Computer Review, 08944393241246281. doi.org/10.1177/08944393241246281

    Knöpfle, P., & Schatto-Eckrodt, T. (2024). The Challenges of Replicating Volatile Platform-Data Studies: Replicating Schatto-Eckrodt et al. (2020). Media and Communication, 12, 7789. doi.org/10.17645/mac.7789


    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Quandt, T. (2023). Two Decades of Journalism Studies: Authorship, Networks and Diversity. Digital Journalism, 11(4), 630–652. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2022.2142630

    Wintterlin, F., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., Reer, F., & Quandt, T. (2023). “It’s us against them up there”: Spreading online disinformation as populist collective action. Computers in Human Behavior, 146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2023.107784

    Clever, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Clever, N. C., & Frischlich, L. (2023). Behind Blue Skies: A Multimodal Automated Content Analysis of Islamic Extremist Propaganda on Instagram. Social Media + Society, 9(1), 205630512211504. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051221150404


    Frischlich, L., Kuhfeldt, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Clever, L. (2022). Alternative Counter-News Use and Fake News Recall During the COVID-19 Crisis. Digital Journalism, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2022.2106259

    Frischlich, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Völker, J. (2022). Withdrawal to the shadows: dark social media as opportunity structures for extremism (Kurzgutachten No.4; p. 38). CORE NRW. https://www.bicc.de/…

    Schatto-Eckrodt, T. (2022). Hidden Biases – The Effects of Unavailable Content on Twitter on Sampling Quality. In J. Jünger, U. Gochermann, C. Peter, & M. Bachl (Eds.), Grenzen, Probleme und Lösungen bei der Stichprobenziehung (pp. 178–195). Herbert von Halem Verlag.

    Frischlich, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Völker, J. (2022). Rückzug in die Schatten? Die Verlagerung digitaler Foren zwischen Fringe Communities und „Dark Social“ und ihre Implikationen für die Extremismusprävention (Kurzgutachten No.4; p. 60). CORE NRW. https://www.bicc.de/…


    Frischlich, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., & Wintterlin, F. (2021). Roots of Incivility: How Personality, Media Use, and Online Experiences Shape Uncivil Participation. Media and Communication, 9(1), 195–208. https://doi.org/10/ghxqg9

    Quandt, T., Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2021). Stooges of the System or Holistic Observers?. In Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus (1st ed., pp. 101–119). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003170051-9

    Wintterlin, F., Langmann, K., Boberg, S., Frischlich, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Quandt, T. (2021). Lost in the stream? Professional efficacy perceptions of journalists in the context of dark participation. Journalism, 1464–8849. https://doi.org/10.1177/14648849211016984

    Hepp, A., Hohmann, F., Belli, A., Boczek, K., Haim, M., Heft, A., Jünger, J., Jürgens, P., Koenen, E., von Nordheim, G., Rinsdorf, L., Rothenberger, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Unkel, J. (2021). Forschungssoftware in der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft: Stand, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven (AG Forschungssoftware Im Auftrag Des Vorstands Der Dgpuk). https://www.dgpuk.de/…

    Wintterlin, F., Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Reer, F., & Quandt, T. (2021). Corrective Actions in the Information Disorder. The Role of Presumed Media Influence and Hostile Media Perceptions for the Countering of Distorted User-Generated Content. Political Communication, 38(6), 773–791. https://doi.org/10/gh6fdf

    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., & Quandt, T. (2021). Die Pandemie als große Verschwörung. Deutschland & Europa, Landeszentrale Für Politische Bildung Baden-württemberg, 38(81), 42–49.

    Quandt, T., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., Wintterlin, F., & Frischlich, L. (2021). Manipulationsversuche im digitalen Bundestagswahlkampf 2017. In U. Münch, H. Oberreuter, & J. Siegmund (Eds.), Komplexe Farbenlehre: Perspektiven des deutschen Parteiensystems im Kontext der Bundestagswahl 2017 (1st ed., pp. 173–189). CAMPUS VERLAG.

    Melzer, A., Holl, E., Hale, M.-L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2021). Mediennutzung und Medienwirkung in Zeiten der Pandemie. In C. Benoy (Ed.), COVID-19 - Ein Virus nimmt Einfluss auf unsere Psyche: Einschätzungen und Maßnahmen aus psychologischer Perspektive (2nd ed., pp. 95–108). Kohlhammer.


    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Janzik, R., Reer, F., Boberg, S., & Quandt, T. (2020). A Computational Approach to Analyzing the Twitter Debate on Gaming Disorder. Media and Communication, 8(3), 205–218. https://doi.org/10/gg7v84

    Boberg, S., Frischlich, L., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Wintterlin, F., & Quandt, T. (2020). Between Overload and Indifference: Detection of Fake Accounts and Social Bots by Community Managers. In C. Grimme, M. Preuss, F. W. Takes, & A. Waldherr (Eds.), Disinformation in Open Online Media (pp. 16–24). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39627-5_2

    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., Wintterlin, F., & Quandt, T. (2020). Use and Assessment of Sources in Conspiracy Theorists’ Communities. In C. Grimme, M. Preuss, F. W. Takes, & A. Waldherr (Eds.), Disinformation in Open Online Media (pp. 25–32). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39627-5_3

    Quandt, T., Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2020). Pandemic News: Facebook Pages of Mainstream News Media and the Coronavirus Crisis -- A Computational Content Analysis. Arxiv:2005.13290 [cs]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2005.13290

    Wintterlin, F., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., & Quandt, T. (2020). How to Cope with Dark Participation: Moderation Practices in German Newsrooms. Digital Journalism, 0(0), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2020.1797519

    Boberg, S., Quandt, T., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2020). Pandemic Populism: Facebook Pages of Alternative News Media and the Corona Crisis – A Computational Content Analysis. Arxiv:2004.02566 [cs]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2004.02566


    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., Wintterlin, F., Frischlich, L., & Quandt, T. (2019). Bedrohte Deliberation. Information Warfare und Desinformation als Bedrohung digitaler Öffentlichkeiten. Communicatio Socialis, 52(2), 147–158. https://doi.org/10/gf2864

    Quandt, T., Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., & Schatto-Eckrodt, T. (2019). Fake news. In The international encyclopedia of journalism studies. Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0128


    Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Frischlich, L., & Quandt, T. (2018). The Moral Gatekeeper? Moderation and Deletion of User-Generated Content in a Leading News Forum. Media and Communication, 6(4), 58. https://doi.org/10/gf5bpt

    Schatto-Eckrodt, T., Boberg, S., Frischlich, L., & Quandt, T. (2018). Gefälschte Nachrichten, gefälschte Nutzer. Wie gefährlich sind Fake News und Social Bots?. Politikum. analysen | kontroversen | bildung, 4(3).

    Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Quandt, T. (2018). Fabricated News: Der Einfluss von Fake News auf die politische Einstellung. Wissenschaft Und Frieden, 2018(1). http://www.wissenschaft-und-frieden.de/seite.php?artikelID=2264


    Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Quandt, T. (2017). Verdeckte Propaganda-Angriffe in Online-Medien erkennen, nachweisen und bekämpfen: Das PropStop Projekt. Praxis - Schulpsychologie, 12.

Contact me

If you want to contact me, you can reach me on any of these channels:

  • Plain Mail or encrypted with PGP.
  • Twitter: I tweet mostly in German, jokes, links and about science.
  • LinkedIn and Xing, for the professionals.
  • Mastodon: Currently empty, but when Twitter is dead, you'll find me here.


I also code from time to time. My work can be found here:

  • My personal blog. This is where I put everything that doesn’t fit in 280 characters.
  • GitHub: If you want to collaborate or take a look at my work, my code can be found here. May contain traces of Python or R.


For the sake of completeness, here are some more links: