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INTEGER – Visual Decision Support for Analysers During Evaluation of Social Media Data

Subproject: Organizational and social consequences of the use of analysis tools by the police to evaluate data from social networks

Sub-project leader

Student Assistent

  • Carsten Kowalzik

Funded by


Government-funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).


May 2017 – September 2020

Cooperation partners

Project partners:

  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Munich Innovation Labs UG
  • Bundeskriminalamt (BKA)

Associated partners:

  • Landeskriminalamt Berlin

Project description

Law enforcement agencies increasingly draw on open source available data from social media for the monitoring of extremism and terrorism. Software-tools that allow semi-automatic analysis of content can enhance the efficiency of security analysts.  However, there are also societal, ethical and legal challenges that need to be critically examined.  Aim of the INTEGER project is to develop use cases for the application of tools for Social Media intelligence in the context of counter-extremism/terrorism policing and to analyse these use cases with regard to societal, ethical and legal aspects. The ZTG’s subproject is focussing on the societal and ethical aspects. First, possible effects on the practice of security analysts inside police are being explored. Second, focus group interviews will be conducted to analyse the general public’s perceptions and opinions towards policing making use of tools for Social Media Intelligence. 


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