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Far right makes most noise on Twitter in German election
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Far right makes most noise on Twitter in German election

Research by myself and my colleagues at the COMPROP team on the 2017 German election was covered by Reuters. The far right is making the most noise on Twitter during Germany’s election campaign, but far less fake news is being spread in Germany than the United States saw before the […]

Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows
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Rightwing populist AfD dominates German Twitter, new study shows

Research by myself and my colleagues at the COMPROP team on the 2017 German election was covered in the Financial Times. Research published today by a group at Oxford university shows that the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) drives more Twitter traffic than any major German party, and more even […]

European Research Council
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Junk News and Bots during the German Parliamentary Election: What are German Voters Sharing over Twitter?

Automation and propaganda can significantly impact public life during important policy debates, elections, and political crises. We collected Twitter data on bot activity and junk news using a set of hashtags related to the 2017 German Parliamentary Election for a ten-day period in September 2017. We find that (1) traffic about the far-right […]