Main research areas
- Online hate and harassment
- Freedom of speech
- Democracy and democratic participation
- Public opinion formation
My research aims to analyze opinion formation in a digital age, focusing on the growing exposure to online hate among journalists and to what extent this development generates self-censorship and, ultimately, endangers central democratic values.
My thesis is a part of the research project: ”Hot och hat mot journalister: konsekvenser avseende yttrandefrihet och demokrati” financed by The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.
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Oscar Björkenfeldt is a Doctoral Student in sociology of law with funding from The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority. He has M.Sc. in sociology of law and a B.A. in sociology of law from Lund University; has previously worked as a junior analyst at Oxford Research and as a research assistant at Lund University.