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 it refers to a core of truth with distorted facts and contexts, compared to when it consists of a completely made-up story. He also analyzes a particular news site on Facebook and shows that many of its subscribers are from non-German-speaking countries, raising questions about possible manipulation of their follower counts.

The full video is available on the ZDF homepage (in German).