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 in order to strategically influence the public opinion. Through algorithms and text analysis-tools he was able to detect sudden peaks in online discussions, where multiple actors spread a uniform opinion about a topic.

You can read the complete interview here.