In Germany anyone who maligns politicians on social media can be charged with libel or incitement to hatred. More and more German members of parliament are taking legal action against hate posts on social networks.
The satirical party Die Partei has taken over 31 private Facebook groups followed by supporters of the populist Alternative for Germany. They have now ordered the right-wingers "to face Mecca when attacking Islam."
Facebook has uncovered a potentially Russian-backed campaign advertising politically and socially divisive messages. The company is cooperating with US authorities after identifiying almost 500 "inauthentic" accounts.
Harris Media, a consultant that counts Donald Trump and Britain's right-wing UKIP party as its past clients, is working with Germany's populist AfD party as it seeks election success. A social media blitz is in store.
Karamba Diaby is Germany's first African-born MP. Now he's fighting to get re-elected. Despite threats and racist insults, he's determined not to give up. DW's Daniel Pelz reports from Diaby's hometown of Halle.
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