Are Social Bots and Fake News threatening our democracy? The Propstop-Team provides research on the dangers of misinformation in the newest POLITIKUM edition.

The POLITIKUM edition ‘smart democracy’ discusses democracy in the times of digitalization – supported by the Propstop-Team members Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt, Dr. Lena Frischlich, Tim Schatto-Eckrodt and Svenja Boberg. The article focuses on the question of how great the threat of social bots and fake news really is. The researchers noted that the perceived…

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Prof. Dr. Quandt in an interview with a Swiss newspaper talking about the employment of bots in elections.

Prof. Dr. Quandt was interviewed by Simone Luchetta for the Swiss newspaper “Tages-Anzeiger” as an expert on social networks. During the interview Prof.Dr. Quandt stressed, that the employment of Russian bots in the last German election was not as extensive as expected. Instead his most recent studies showed, that especially right-wing groups used social networks…

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Do Bots, Trolls and Fakes influence our political opinion? Panel-Discussion with Lena Frischlich

The Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in cooperation with Transparency International held a Panel-Discussion on Monday evening, November 27, 2017 on the topic of „opinions. media. manipulation.“ as part of the „Anti-Corruption-Day“. In a time where social bots and „fake news“ and their influence on political elections are frequently discussed, this evening focused on the question: Is…

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