Henna Pakki

Henna Paakki is a doctoral researcher in the CRAI-CIS research group,  studying citizen perspectives and belief-formation during crises, and the effect of media discourses on authority-citizen interaction. She is a linguist with expertise in the dynamics of power in language use, both from the individual’s perspective, and within the broader societal discourses. Paakki has studied the effects of normative language ideologies on intercultural communication at the University of Helsinki. In the project automated trolling and fake news generation in future social media she has investigated the disruptive or persuasive interaction strategies used on social media to manipulate conversations about political events and societal issues. She has published several articles in top journals (JCSCW) and relevant conferences.