Dark Social: Danger for the Federal Election in Germany?
– Alexander Sängerlaub
2021 is an election year. Due to the pandemic, the election campaigns will mainly take place in the digital realm. What threat will disinformation play in this? Experts warn: The threat comes from the right and above all via the so-called dark social.
The article by Friederike Moraht and Selina Bettendorf appeared in Tagesspiegel Background.
In the 2017 German federal election, it was refugee policy; in the 2019 European election, it was the climate. This year, with six state elections and the federal election coming up, what topic will be the main subject of disinformation on the web? "Most likely the Corona pandemic," says Alexander Sängerlaub, director of the Futur Eins think tank. (...)
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