Chivy on social media – New column on SPON 0

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 question of the role played by social bots and concerted propaganda.

The column titled “Social-Media-Manipulation: Propagandisten hetzen über Bande” (link in German) is now online.

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Do Bots, Trolls and Fakes influence our political opinion? Panel-Discussion with Lena Frischlich 0

Do Bots, Trolls and Fakes influence our political opinion? Panel-Discussion with Lena Frischlich

The Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in cooperation with Transparency International held a Panel-Discussion on Monday evening, November 27, 2017 on the topic of „opinions. media. manipulation.“ as part of the „Anti-Corruption-Day“.

In a time where social bots and „fake news“ and their influence on political elections are frequently discussed, this evening focused on the question: Is this a new and dangerous dimension of power corruptibility and manipulation?

Dr. Lena Frischlich was invited as an expert on the ecosystem of alternative media.

Other experts included Lisa-Maria Neudert (Oxford Internet Institute), Dr. Thomas Köcher (Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Bremen) and Dr. Frank Schulte (Editor„buten und binnen“ Radio Bremen). These presented their research on the potential of manipulation through the internet, the relevance of fake news for opinion-forming and potential counter-strategies.

Here you can find the press release of Transparency International.

 

 

PropStop finds social bots during the German general election – TV magazine reports 0

PropStop finds social bots during the German general election – TV magazine reports

The PropStop project was able to detect the application of social bots by the party Freie Wähler during the German general election. The investigative TV magazine report München (ARD) reported on these findings and the general potential of manipulation via social media.

Link to TV clip (in German)

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