Lena Frischlich

Lena Frischlich

Junior Research Group Leader

Department of Communication

University of Muenster






Lena Frischlich (PhD in Psychology, University of Cologne) is a junior research group leader in the Department of Communication at the University of Muenster, Germany. She researches the staging and effects of manipulation-oriented political online communication and aims at understanding how resilience against such manipulation attempts can be fostered. Since 2013 she has been (co-) PI on multiple third-party funding projects, amongst others “Propaganda 2.0 – psychological effects of Islamic-extremist and right-wing extremist Internet videos” — back then one of the first quasi-experimental investigations of the effects of extremist propaganda videos — and, more recently, Videos against extremism? Counter-narratives on trial. Since 2018 she leads the interdisciplinary research group “DemoRESILdigital – democratic resilience in times of online-propaganda, fake news, fear and hate speech”, where she has the pleasure to work with a great team of information scientists, psychologists, and communication scholars.


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