Trolls take over online discourse and are out to offend, often making life miserable for other users. SHIFT shows how to deal with them.
Hate speech, abuse, belittlement: DW contributor Courtney Tenz looks at how #ToxicTwitter is shifting our culture of debate — and wonders why, if we can't say something nice, we are saying anything at all.
Social media bots are attacking the core elements of democracy and it's "high time" for Germany to fight them, senior CDU lawmaker Ralph Brinkhaus has said. Other politicians also want a crackdown on bots.
Populist politicians set the tone on European social media, while hate speech on Facebook and Twitter is less prevalent than you may think. We analyzed 40,000 comments, and that's what we found.
Google has announced it will be winding down its little-used Plus social network. The tech giant has also admitted that a bug in its social network may have exposed the personal data of some 500,000 users.
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