Disinformation affects democratic systems and lowers the deliberative quality of our society. Analysing press coverage of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Christoph Deppe and Gary S. Schaal reveal that Russia Today journalists instrumentalise democratic institutions – including German government press conferences – in their favour
Doctoral Research Assistant, Chair for Political Science, in particular Political Theory, Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Christoph studied political science at the University of Hamburg, University of Oslo and the National University of Singapore.
His research focuses on democratic innovations and their relationship with representative political institutions, as well as on factors like disinformation, which can potentially damage democratic processes.
At HSU he teaches scientific methodology and quantitative text analysis for democracy research.