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 Münster, Germany.

Tim Schatto-Eckrodt

That's me!


I am a research associate at the junior research group “DemoRESILdigital”, where we, an interdisciplinary team of communication scientists and computer scientists, analyze 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.

Before that I was 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. Since October 2017 I’m a member of the chair of online communication of the IfK. My master’s thesis dealt with diffusion and the acceptance of new technologies.

  • The obligatory ResearchGate and Academia.
  • My profile at the department.
  • Selected publications:

    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, 1–20. https://doi.org/10/gh6fdf

    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

    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 (Vol. 12021, pp. 16–24). Springer International Publishing. http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-030-39627-5_2

    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

    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., & 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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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: