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Facebook Frenzy How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media

A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.
Germany's right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany has a strong online presence.

Germany's right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany has a strong online presence.

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The AfD dominates on German Facebook.

The AfD dominates on German Facebook.

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The AfD relies on simple, emotional messages like this one: "Stop wasting our tax money!"

The AfD relies on simple, emotional messages like this one: "Stop wasting our tax money!"

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