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Biography

Ofra Klein is a research fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore. As part of the LOCKSHPERE project, she carries out research about the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic became conflicted through visuals online. Particularly, she looks at the importance of humor, values and blame attribution in shaping this conflict. An important aspect of this research deals with misleading information and how platforms regulate such content.

Her main research interests concern the radical right, online political mobilization and communication. Ofra is working towards her PhD from the European University Institute. In her dissertation, she shows how social media platforms offer different technological opportunities for radical right mobilization. She previously worked at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Harvard University and was a visiting fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute and Sciences Po.

Research interests: digital research methods, social media, radical right, disinformation, hate speech, political mobilization and communication, platform regulation.