About CeMAS

The non-profit Center for Monitoring, Analysis, and Strategy (CeMAS) brings together interdisciplinary expertise focusing on conspiracy ideologies, disinformation, antisemitism, and right-wing extremism. CeMAS addresses current developments in these fields through modern study design and systematic monitoring of key digital platforms to conduct innovative analysis and form recommendations for policy action. We advise decision-makers from civil society, media and politics.

CeMAS was founded in March 2021 by Pia Lamberty, Josef Holnburger, Miro Dittrich, Jan Rathje and Rocío Rocha Dietz. The team, now comprising nine members, is based in Berlin.

Methods and Focus Areas

CeMAS uses an interdisciplinary approach combining psychological and social science perspectives with modern data science and investigative journalism methods. As a result, CeMAS benefits from a continuous exchange of insights from various perspectives, which find practical expression in our monitoring, analysis, and consulting.

Our focus lies in the areas of conspiracy ideologies, disinformation, antisemitism and right-wing extremism - especially in the digital sphere.

Our Vision

A Better Internet is Possible — a Better World is Necessary

CeMAS sees social processes within online and offline spheres as fundamentally interconnected, and not as separate domains. The growing influence of online discourse on politics and society in recent decades demonstrates that phenomena in digital spheres have real offline consequences, which in turn feed back into digital spheres.



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