Federal General Election 2017: Social Media Attack during TV Debate?

The PropStop project has documented an attempt of an orchestrated attack on Twitter during the TV debate between the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and her contender Martin Schulz (SPD). The attackers tried to establish a pejorative hash tag hooked onto a neutral one by means of hundreds of Twitter accounts, many of which have been established just for being used for this or similar purposes during the election phase. Detailed results have been published (in German) as technical report.