German Right

How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media y Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger, Ann-Katrin Müller and Philipp Seibt April 29, 2019 https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-afd-populists-dominate-on-facebook-a-1264933.html 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. https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/bild-1264933-1421716.html +++++++++++ more on social media […]

Far-right Vox Instagram

How Spain’s far-right Vox created a winning social media strategy The anti-immigration party has more followers on Instagram than any other political group in the country https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/19/inenglish/1545234565_871352.html Traffic to Vox’s website and social media platforms has soared following the recent elections in Andalusia, where the far-right party garnered 10.97% of the votes and 12 seats in […]

one in four Europeans vote populist

Revealed: one in four Europeans vote populist Exclusive research shows how populists tripled their vote over the past two decades https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/nov/20/revealed-one-in-four-europeans-vote-populist Paul Lewis, Seán Clarke, Caelainn Barr, Josh Holderand Niko Kommenda Tue 20 Nov 2018 The data shows that populism has been consistently on the rise since at least 1998. Two decades ago, populist parties were largely a marginal force, accounting […]

North Korea and China

China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/china-refugee-camps-border-north-korea Document suggests at least five camps are being set up as Beijing prepares for possible influx of refugees should Kim Jong-un’s regime collapse China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its 880-mile (1,416km) border with North Korea as it braces for the […]

Day Without Immigrants

Many Twin Cities businesses closing Thursday for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest A national protest is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs. By Mary Lynn Smith http://www.startribune.com/day-without-immigrants-protest-has-many-twin-cities-businesses-closing-on-thursday/413875823/ The one-day boycott, organized through social media, urges immigrants — whether citizens or not — to not go to work, open their businesses, […]

controversies

Booing of Turkish soccer fans: how to interpret? Social media postings focus on the increasing religious overtones in Turkey and its ties with ISIS or lack of its resistance against ISIS. On the other hand, there is strong presence of social media dissatisfaction with the unequal coverage of the terrorist acts in Ankara, the downing […]

demise of the nation state

The demise of the nation state https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/05/demise-of-the-nation-state-rana-dasgupta After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta France “narrowly escaped a heart attack” in last year’s elections, but the country’s leading daily feels this has done little to alter the […]