Prof. Quandt gave a presentation on fake news and their effect on the German general election 0

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 renowned experts discussed the numerous facets of the context of the federal election in 2017 at the conference, culminating in a speech by Bernhard Vogel, former Prime Minister of Thuringia and Rhineland-Palatinate.

The programme of the conference is available online on the website of the Akademie für Politische Bildung (link in German).

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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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