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"Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent."…
Harris Media can address the issue of access, helping AfD bypass German subsidiaries to get ads through. “The team at Harris Media just places quick calls to the companies’ headquarters in Silicon Valley, sources say, where [it’s] very well-networked”…
Harris Media “is very well-networked [at Facebook et al] as a result of its many successful political campaigns for the Republicans,” Spiegel writes. “AfD’s orders are then simply put through to Germany from the United States.”…
Study cited by NYT: “We study the case of Germany, where the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has developed a major social media presence.”…
“AfD is by far the largest far-right party in Germany and has the highest number of Facebook followers” of any party.

“While municipalities with high Nutella usage are more exposed to social media, they are not more likely to harbor right-wing attitudes.”…
So it’s not just that *the tool* of Facebook is bad, it’s that *the dominant ideology* of & at Facebook is worse.
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