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What may have led to founding @DefendDemocracy: Alice @StollmeyerEU’s early tweets about Russia, propaganda and disinformation (2012-2016)

Being interviewed for the Counter Intelligence Podcast (3 June 2019), I decided to look back on my earliest tweets (2012-2016) to see if they might give some background to why I founded Defending Democracy. I surprised even myself by what I found… Some of my earliest tweets about Russian trolls, propaganda and disinformation 24 July…

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Digital political advocacy: my journey from the EU to the US to Transatlantic

Twitter can truly connect people. Proof: I am sharing what I told a Brussels’ digital influencer event at the request of my American Twitter friends. Ranked 18th in the league of digital EU influencers, I was asked to prepare a personal presentation in the form of five tweets. As a well-known Brussels’ bubble tweeter (most…

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Why I reported @realDonaldTrump to @Twitter – again

Context: Trump’s ongoing attacks on women, press, rule of law As a digital strategist, I’ve been on Twitter almost 24/7 for the last 7 years. I’ve seen it all. Which is probably why I don’t often mute, block or report someone on Twitter. But this is different. I mean: we’re talking about the President of the…

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Dear Ivanka Trump, we women want to know: will your father walk your talk?

Methinks I behaved very well at the Women20 Summit. While the audience took a sharp breath and hissed in disbelief as Ivanka Trump defended her father, @WomenTwenty_Ger (run by me during the summit) stayed polite throughout the full two-day conference. After all, the summit was about gender equality and economic empowerment of women – not…

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Make Twiplomacy boring again

Even if you’re not on Twitter, you will have seen at least some of US president-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. They make headlines all over the world, causing diplomatic incidents, stock losses and calls for Twitter to suspend Trump’s account for inciting fear and hate. For Putin, the controversies over Trump’s tweets likely come as a…

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President Juncker’s time is running out

“I. Will. Not. Resign!” When a European leader – be he politician or civil servant – is choosing this as the key message of an interview or a tweet, the first question that comes to mind is: when will he resign? And the second: OMG – who is his communications adviser? Does he even have…

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#OettiGate and #OettingAir: from free flight into free fall

This time, it only took 4.5 hours to claim he did nothing wrong. Just two weeks after global outrage over his racist, sexist and homophobic slur, German EU commissioner Oettinger is in the middle of new media storm for accepting a free trip on a private jet with an unregistered lobbyist nicknamed “Mr Russia”. While Twitter is running…

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Winter is here. On Paris and politics after Trump.

This is not the type of blog I usually write. But today is different. Winter is here. How does Twitter react to Donald Trump winning the US election 2016? Have a look at my personal impression of Twitter reactions. It may give you some hope – and perhaps even a brief smile. Will the outcome…

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