This page lists the core faculty affiliated with the STANDBY-project.

Lasse Lindekilde, Principal Investigator

Lasse Lindekilde is professor at the Department of Political Science and PI on the STANDBY project.

Within STANDBY, Lasse is as PI involved in all aspects of the project and has the overall responsibility for project management and progression. This work entails conceptualization of key terms, theorization of causes and consequences of pro-social bystander reactions to online political hostility, the development of novel forms of experimental stimuli for cyber-bystander research and the setting up of data streams, including cross-national panel surveys and the integration of social media and survey data. Furthermore, Lasse will lead the attempts within the project to investigate whether pro-social bystander reactions to online political hostility can be encouraged through nudges, campaigns or by design. 

Outside of STANDBY, Lasse has conducted research focused on online political hostility, political mobilization, violent radicalization and the implementation and effects of counter-terrorism policies and communication. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute.

Simon Tobias Karg, Postdoc

Simon Karg is working on the STANDBY project as a postdoc.

Within STANDBY, Simon is leading efforts in examining social media data using computational methods. This work will provide insights in real-world bystander reactions to online political hostility, shedding light on what types of reactions people show when facing hostility, as well as when and why people choose to intervene in, and what consequences this has for online conversations. Complementing this line of research, Simon will also help design complex, interactive experiments using a mock social media platform that allow for investigations into the specific causes and consequences of standing up in face of political online hostility.

Before joining STANDBY, Simon completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Management at Aarhus University, studying the phenomenon of collaborative corruption, i.e., when people collaborate in order to achieve joint dishonest goals. Combining his backgrounds in philosophy and psychology, Simon developed a deep interest in morality, studying moral behavior, judgments, and attitudes both philosophical and psychological angles.