Every user of social networks sees content custom-tailored for him or her. But who decides what will be interesting to whom? DW explains how the algorithms on social networks do their job.
German companies and political parties paid for an online popularity boost. Who bought likes on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube usually remains hidden from the public, but poor programming brought the details to light.
Twitter has introduced new rules to crack down on hate speech against religious groups. Under the changes, the social network said it would delete offensive posts that compare communities to "maggots" or "rats."
The anti-Semitic attacker allegedly acted alone, but he was part of a digital community. Via the internet, hatred and agitation are spread across borders. DW takes a look at the digital world of right-wing extremism.
Honesty is a valuable commodity, but lies are in the ascendant right now, particularly on social media. This is highly dangerous, says Christina Bergmann — and we should all do whatever we can to counter it.
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