Ursula Kristin Schmid

Ursula Kristin Schmid is a Doctoral researcher at the Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich. Her research focuses on digital media effects, specifically on the perception of hate speech and online incivility as well as counter speech. She currently works in a German large-scale research project on online hate speech (KISTRA) that conducts interdisciplinary research on the opportunities and framework conditions for the ethically and legally justifiable use of artificial intelligence systems by investigating authorities for detection, prevention, and prosecution of criminal offenses online. In her PhD thesis, she examines online users’ perception and processing of the combination of humor and hate speech, e.g. within online memes.