German Election 2017

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This is what the social media behind Donald Trump and Ukip is doing for the German far-right

The project's memo on the 2017 German election was featured in the Independent. Multiple analyses of the digital strategy employed by the AfD show it is using tactics that previously bolstered the online presence of right-wing political movements. One group examining the AfD on social media ...

2017-09-23T14:56:29+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|In the News|

Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows

The project's research into the 2017 German election was covered in the Financial Times. Research published today by a group at Oxford university shows that the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) drives more Twitter traffic than any major German party, and more even than non-partisan ...

2017-09-22T06:42:28+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|In the News|

Junk News and Bots during the German Parliamentary Election: What are German Voters Sharing over Twitter?

Automation and propaganda can significantly impact public life during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected Twitter data on bot activity and junk news using a set of hashtags related to the 2017 German Parliamentary Election for a ten-day period in September 2017. We find ...

2018-01-31T16:14:08+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be next.

Lisa-Maria Neudert was interviewed for this Science Magazine story on bots and the German election. Germany seemed a good place to try. The German parliament's network was hacked in 2015—Russia is said to be the prime suspect—leading to worries that stolen emails might be published ...

2017-09-14T02:51:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|In the News|