She is certainly sounding like him, saying public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, claiming “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections.
Breitbart In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany.
“Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions with certain algorithms and we have to learn to deal with them,” she added.
The chancellor also insisted that (what she considers) “hate speech” should be censored in Germany, because “it’s not compatible with our (fascist) ideals”. Debates, she said, should be carried out in what she saw as “the spirit of respect for others” (By “others” she means Muslims).
The speech also covered the topic of migration, which saw the German leader shouted down in her own legislative chamber. “We have passed the EU-Turkey agreement and I want to clearly state that, also looking at other areas…” she started, before a woman interrupted her, crying: “Disgrace!”
“Careful,” the Chancellor replied. (Or what – you’ll throw my ass in jail?)
More than a million illegal alien Muslim migrants walked into Germany last year. The numbers began rising sharply immediately after Mrs. Merkel promised to suspend the Dublin agreement in August, and “welcome” any Muslim migrant who could make it across Germany’s borders.