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Germany’s far right party is dominating Twitter ahead of the election

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The far-right party, Alternative for Germany, inspired 30.1% of the messages posted on Twitter ahead of the general election on Sept. 24, according to the Oxford Internet Institute.

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Share of messages on Twitter connect to parties in Germany

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That level of activity is surprising because Alternative for Germany is polling third, behind the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, but managed to beat them in traffic on Twitter.

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Voting intention for the German election

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The study tracked about 1 million messages published over a 10-day period in September. It focused on messages that had hashtags linked to candidates and parties.

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