At a Berlin conference to promote intercultural dialogue, Germany's integration minister discussed the absurd and slanderous things written about her online. She urged young people to lead the fight against hate speech.
The online platform "Schmalbart" was initially launched in response Breitbart News' ambitions to come to Europe.
The German government has announced new plans to force social media sites to delete hate speech and fake news. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter had failed to regulate themselves.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that targeted political advertising drawn from personal data is one of the major threats to an open internet. Complex algorithms are also aiding the spread of fake news, he added.
Fake news and hate speech are disseminated via social media on a daily basis. Many profit from this anonymous agitation. But two Austrians have taken it upon themselves to expose fake news and hoaxes.
The "Lithuanian Lisa" case has failed to rattle Germany's NATO deployment. The new attempt to target the country's armed forces with fake news didn't count on Baltic pushback.
With fake news dominating the real news, telling what's genuine on social media is a big concern. It's all about social bots. But what are they and how are they affecting our political systems?
From the "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to ex-US President Bill Clinton's affair with Monika Lewinsky: lies have shaped history. DW examines the falsehoods that changed the world.
President Donald Trump's weekend comments about Sweden have befuddled Swedes and contradict basic facts.
German parliamentary elections are set for the fall. Will Russian cyber espionage cause disruption?
CDU chair Volker Kauder joined DW to discuss the potential influence of Russian cyberattacks.
Fake news has become big business. Who stands to gain – and who stands to lose?
Members of Germany’s new anti-populist Schmalbart network have held their first meeting. Can left-wingers, conservatives, digital strategists and offliners work together to bring about meaningful change?
Serbia's governing party has a small, well-organized army to troll the internet on its behalf. It creates a parallel reality where everything in Serbia is great, and critics are simply enemies of the state.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has issued a warning ahead of next years' German elections. He's afraid Russian propaganda could influence voting behavior.
Fake news, propaganda and "disinformatzya" are changing the media landscape - in the US, Russia and Turkey and across the world. The question is how to combat them.
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