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This is what the social media behind Donald Trump and Ukip is doing for the German far-right

Published on
23 Sep 2017
Written by
Robert Gorwa

The project’s memo on the 2017 German election was featured in the Independent.

Multiple analyses of the digital strategy employed by the AfD show it is using tactics that previously bolstered the online presence of right-wing political movements.

One group examining the AfD on social media is the Computational Propaganda project at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

Set up in 2012, the OII’s project on computational propaganda first looked at the 2012 ballot in Venezuela, and has since covered social media activity during five elections including the US and Brexit.

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