Prof. Quandt gave a presentation on fake news and their effect on the German general election

At the joint conference of the Akademie für Politische Bildung and the Deutschen Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen e.V. on the analysis of the Bundestagswahl from 6th to 8th of October, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt gave a presentation titled “Fake news oder belegbare Tatsachen? Manipulationsversuche im digitalen Wahlkampf”. In addition to Prof. Quandt, a large number of other…

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Chivy on social media – New column on SPON

Consortium member Christian Stöcker from HAW Hamburg, who also works as columnist for SPIEGEL ONLINE, has taken up the latest work of the project team in Münster in a current text. The discussion focused on the social media activities of certain activists around the TV debates in the run-up to the Bundestagswahl – and the…

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Social Bots in Südbahnhof

Lena Frischlich (PhD) and Christian Grimme (PhD) from the PropStop project took part in a discussion panel in the Südbahnhof Krefeld to inform the general public about social bots. The presentation was part of a series of events organised by the Werkhaus Krefeld. The experts began by explaining the effects and mechanisms of social bots,…

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“Age of lies”? – Prof Quandt interviewed in Zeit History

The most recent issue of the German magazine “Zeit Geschichte” features in its topical issue dedicated to propaganda an interview Professor Quandt (PropStop Project) and the historian Wolfgang Wippermann. They spoke about conspiracy theories, political propaganda and the influence of the internet. Professor Quandt reminds the reader that there is little empirical evidence to support…

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Bots and elections? Dr. Grimme interviewed in Helmholtz Perspektiven

Source: Helmholtz Perspektiven “Can social bots influence the upcoming parliamentary elections?” Helmholtz Perspektiven addressed this question in their newest issue and spoke to PropStop project lead Dr. Christian Grimme. The article references the PropStop project and Dr. Grimme details his idea that, seeing as how bots are electronically distributed, they should also be electronically identifiable….

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Long Night of Science: Prof. Dr. Quandt at panel discussion hosted by the Charité

Source: langenachtderwissenschaften.de (©Daimler und Benz Stiftung/Oestergaard) “The fear of surveillance and its consequences for society” – this was the motto of a panel discussion at which PropStop researcher Prof. Dr. Quandt debated extensively with other reputable experts on the potential effects of surveillance measures on the individual’s psyche as well as on the society as…

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Prof. Dr. Quandt keynote speaker at LfM media convention

Source: lfm-nrw.de Prof. Dr. Quandt (PropStop project) spoke at this year’s media convention of the Landesanstalt für Medien North-Rhine Westfalia (the state’s regulatory body), which took place on 19 June in Cologne. The convention’s topic was “Fast News – Fake News: no time for truth?” and focussed on the public debate on fake news as…

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Prof. Dr. Quandt as expert in Frontal 21 report

Prof. Dr. Quandt was recently interviewed as an expert for a report in the ZDF current affairs program “Frontal 21”. The journalists examined “alternative” news sources on Facebook and tapped into the public debates around the topics of fake news and filter bubbles. In the interview, Professor Quandt explains that propaganda is more effective when…

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PropStop team at the ICA 2017

Source: ICA Researchers from the PropStop project presented various research projects at the 66th yearly conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, U.S., from May 25 to May 29. This year’s conference was entitled “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice” and addressed the reactions to social, political or cultural events not accepted as…

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