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Rita Gsenger

Research Associate
Rita Gsenger

Rita Gsenger is a research associate in the Research Group “Norm Setting and Decision-Making Processes”. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies at Free University Berlin under Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger. Her research focuses on issues of platform regulation, content moderation, evidence-based regulation, and the structural background of disinformation and conspiracy theories, as well as their countermeasures.

Rita Gsenger studied cultural and social anthropology and philosophy at the University of Vienna. This was followed by an MA in Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck and an MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Vienna, both with distinction. In addition, Rita Gsenger was employed as a research assistant at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media at the Vienna University of Economics and Business from 2018-2021. Since May 2021 she was a research associate in the research group "Frameworks for Data Markets" at the Weizenbaum Institute and since September 2022 she is part of the research group "Standard Setting and Decision Processes".

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Group: Norm Setting and Decision Processes

Committees and functions

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Representative of Doctoral Researchers 2023
  • Member of working group Open Research

Fields of research

Regulation of online platforms, disinformation, conspiracy theories, content moderation, evidence-based regulation


ORCID-ID: 0000-0001-9710-9763


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