Trending topics garner plenty of likes, comments and shares on social media. They appear on our timelines thanks to special algorithms. But often, they’re the result of social media bot manipulation.
“We are all in this together!” – at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, this slogan became a big rallying cry on the internet.
The internet and social media are playing an important role in the protests in Thailand. But dominating the digital arena does not automatically translate into political success, some political scientists warn.
Critics are decrying the new rules targeting Facebook and Twitter as censorship. But the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) says it's trying to prevent online abuse — and cites Germany as an example.
Why English terms are so popular and what role social media and influencers play — German linguist Nils Bahlo has the answers in a DW interview.
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