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International Conference

Est Modus in Networks ‒ The Language of Moderation on the Internet

See this page below for detailed schedule with coffee and lunch breaks (for participants only).


Thursday, February 1st House 8, Room 0.58
University of Potsdam, Neues Palais Campus

International Symposium jointly organized by the University of Turin (CIRCE, Prof. Massimo LEONE) and the University of Potsdam (Institute for Romance Languages, Prof. Eva KIMMINICH), with the support of MIUR-DAAD (project: CONTAGIONS: Proposal for the Constitution of an Italian-German Network of Young Scholars for the Study of Viral Misinformation and Hate-Speech in Present-Day Communication).


9:00 AM - 9:30 “Un caffè corretto, grazie” ‒ The Ambiguous Semantics of Correctness in Digital Conversation; Massimo LEONE, University of Turin
9:30 - 9:45 Discussion
9:45 - 10:15 In Media Stat Virtus ‒ A Semiotic ANT Perspective on Moderation in Online Discussion Systems; Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, University of Turin
10:15 - 10:30 Discussion
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 The Moderate Anarchy and the Mediated Freedom of Speech behind "Twitch Plays Pokemon"; Gianmarco GIULIANA, University of Turin
11:15 - 11:30 Discussion
11:30 - 12:00 Karagarga, or Treasure Island ‒ On Moderation as a Knowledge Engine in Secret Online Communities; Bruno SURACE, University of Turin
12:00 - 12:15 Discussion
12:15 - 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 - 2:30 “Can Someone Please Help Me Make a Nice Lasagna for My Niece’s 7th Birthday?” ‒ The Bizarre Politeness of PornHub Comment Sections; Mattia THIBAULT, University of Turin
2:30 - 2:45 Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Hilfe! Gender Gaga! ‒ The Moderation of Emancipation Through Language; Amir Dizdarević, University of Postdam
3:15 - 3:30 Discussion
3:30 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:15 Final Discussion


Link to premises location on OpenStreetMap

(Marked as Haus 8 on the map)


  • 605, 695, X5 from Potsdam Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)


  • RB 21, RB 20 from Potsdam Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
  • RE 1 from Berlin
  • S7 from Berlin

See here for all public transport schedules!