Who’s lying on the net? From bots, trolls and other actors – panel discussion with Mike Preuß

In order to be able to move safely through the Internet, knowledge of the technical possibilities of manipulation is crucial. Above all, the targeted influencing of discourses and opinions has become a major topic. Terms such as “fake news”,”filter bubbles”,”social bots” and “big data” characterize the debate about digital communication. Dr. Mike Preuß spoke at the…

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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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