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Terrifying numbers: Baerbock is the biggest target for hatred on the net - only one woman can get more

2021-07-23T15:40:37.150Z

According to a Facebook evaluation, the Greens and Annalena Baerbock are by far the preferred victims of hate attacks on social networks. The numbers are terrifying.



According to a Facebook evaluation, the Greens and Annalena Baerbock are by far the preferred victims of hate attacks on social networks.

The numbers are terrifying.

Berlin - When it comes to political issues in social media, some contemporaries quickly blow the fuse. The Greens in particular often get caught in the crosshairs of hate campaigns and disinformation attacks, as a current analysis by

Spiegel shows

. Other parties are also affected, but according to the magazine not nearly as often as the Greens. The party scissors are even more violent when it comes to the top candidates for the federal election in 2021: A disproportionate number of attacks on Facebook and Co. are directed against Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock. The numbers are terrifying.

According to

the

Spiegel

, it evaluated

almost a million Facebook comments

for the analysis

.

All come from 341 extreme right-wing and conspiracy ideological groups.

A total of 50,000 posts that contain potentially criminal hatred were filtered out of the comments.

Of these comments, 174 were directed against the SPD, 265 against the CDU and 1535 against the Greens.

Baerbock attacked on Facebook - only a politician has to endure even more

In relation to the top candidates,

Der Spiegel

examined

around 75,000 contributions from the same groups in which those affected were mentioned.

Baerbock was attacked in 63,000 of the cases, Union candidate Armin Laschet in 21,000 cases and SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz only in a good 4,000 cases.

However, according to

Spiegel,

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Health Minister Jens Spahn (both CDU)

were the target of attacks before Baerbock

.

The Greens are also "the main target of Russian and Chinese attempts at meddling," quotes the

Spiegel,

the managing director of the think tank European Values ​​from Prague, Jakub Janda.

He expects such attacks to increase until the election.

Baerbock: Russians and Chinese are the Günen top candidate a thorn in the side

According to the magazine, the Federal Ministry of the Interior observed that the Russian state broadcaster

RT DE

had "quickly and repeatedly made both the candidate and her party's draft program the subject of rhetorically tightened reporting" since Baerbock was nominated as Green Chancellor candidate in April.

That emerges from a confidential paper from the ministry for the interior ministers' conference in June.

"It is unbelievable how many lies are circulating about us on the net and how much hatred and agitation strike us," said Greens federal manager Michael Kellner in the

mirror

. Especially since the announcement of Baerbock's candidacy, a “whole new dimension” can be felt. (afp)

Source: merkur

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