Baoning Gong is a Research Associate of the Dynamics of Digital Mobilization research group. As a doctoral researcher, she investigates the influence of platform functionalities on mobilization and radicalization of far-right movements. In her dissertation, she analyses the networks of extremist movements on various social media platforms and also examines fringe platforms that host more extreme communities. Additionally, she engages in projects involving the analysis of strategies employed by different actor groups within the Far-Right, such as political parties and alternative media, as well as their interplay within an alternative information ecosystem. She employs both social network analysis and quantitative content analysis in her research.
Baoning Gong completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Media and Political Communication at the Free University of Berlin.