Extremism grows in pandemic times

The Internet as an echo chamber for hate and agitation - The recently published 2020 report on the protection of the constitution shows that extremism was by no means in lockdown in pandemic times. According to the report, extremist tendencies have increased in the past year.

The Report on the Protection of the Constitution provides a comprehensive picture of the situation regarding all anti-constitutional efforts in Germany and Austria. The current report clearly shows that the Corona pandemic has contributed to the rise in extremism. Right-wing extremism, racism and anti-Semitism continue to pose the greatest threat.

Extremists are also increasingly using digital distribution channels for their propaganda. They are increasingly focusing on emotional topics such as social injustice and exclusion. On the one hand, there is a danger that false reports and conspiracy theories will reach a large audience outside the scene. On the other hand, extremists can network more easily on the Internet and reinforce each other's attitudes.

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