de / en

Baoning Gong

Research Associate

Baoning Gong completed her Master's degree in Media and Political Communication at the Free University of Berlin. As a research assistant and doctoral researcher in the research group "Dynamics of Digital Mobilisation",  she investigates the influence of platform functionalities on the mobilization of the Far-Right.

In her dissertation, she analyzes 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.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Digital Markets and Public Spheres on Platforms

Research Group „Dynamics of Digital Mobilisation

Committees and functions

  • 12/2022-12/2023: PhD student representative of the Weizenbaum Institute
  • 03/2023-03/2025: Scientific staff representative in the institute council of the Weizenbaum Institute

Fields of research

  • social media
  • comparative research
  • networks
  • right-wing extremism


Freie Universität Berlin (FU)