Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

(DTE)
  Report
SummaryQuotesChartsNewsRatingsCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

Deutsche Telekom : Elected, hated - hostility in local politics

11/29/2021 | 07:31am EST

Company

11‑29‑2021
Elected, hated - hostility in local politics
  • Share

    The icons are missing? - Try disabling your ad-blocker.

    Share
    Two clicks for more data privacy: click here to activate the button and send your recommendation. Data will be transfered as soon as the activation occurs.
  • Print
  • Read out

"We know where your child goes to school". Threats of this kind reach local politicians online, in letters, but also in direct confrontation with citizens. After her election as mayor, Johanna, the protagonist of the current Digital Crime podcast, also experienced hostility - on the street as well as online.

Digital Crime

After many years of volunteer activities, Johanna wants to do more, make a difference. She runs for mayor - and wins. Her career starts during a politically challenging situation. Shortly thereafter, accusations such as embezzlement of funds, obstruction of important decisions and insults determine her everyday life. People change sides of the street when they encounter Johanna. "Being called 'the old one crank' and being permanently exposed to derogatory remarks: "That's part of everyday life, unfortunately", Johanna says. In the new episode of the podcast "Digital Crime," she vividly describes her experiences.

Johanna is not an individual case. 57 percent of all mayors have been insulted, threatened or physically assaulted during their work. This study result was presented in April 2021 by the Körber Foundation, which surveyed over 1,600 public officials. Martin Meister, Program Manager Engagement at the Foundation, explains in the podcast, "One third is 'classic' hate speech, anonymous, somehow coming from the internet. The other third are senders who admit to their perpetration with clear names and address someone, by e-mail or also quite classically by letter." The remaining third, he said, are people who personally go where the politician is and insult or threaten him or her.

Hate in politics is omnipresent

Unlike at the federal level, hostility and hatred in local politics often have very real consequences. What can I do if someone scratches my car? How do I protect my home and family? What can I legally do about it and what do I have to endure? Local politicians can get help with questions like these from "Stark im Amt" (German title) an initiative of the Körber Foundation together with Deutscher Städtetag, Deutscher Landkreistag und Deutscher Städte- und Gemeindebund (all German associations). Find out in the podcast how exactly the initiative works and why insults poison our democracy.

It is important to know how to deal with negative and untrue content that is repeatedly picked up in the media and the digital world, emphasizes Christian Scherg in the podcast. He is the managing director of REVOLVERMÄNNER, whose focus is on reputation management and crisis communication and who also advises local politicians. He justifies the hostility in the case of Johanna by the rapid rise of the "citizen from next door" to one of "those up there". In the podcast, we explore his advice for Johanna and other politicians.

Digital Crime - Real stories from the digital world

Become curious? Then listen in to the current podcast "Elected, Hated - Hostilities in Local Politics" (available in German language), the last episode of our series "Digital Crime - When Words Become Weapons". In each episode, we looked at the topic of "hate on the Internet" from a different perspective - exciting, honest, informative! You can listen to all episodes of the season here.

And if you'd like to get more information of the topic hate on the Internet, we recommend our special "#TAKEPART - No hate speech" - take a deep dive into the world of hate speech, algorithms and digital civil courage.

Disclaimer

Deutsche Telekom AG published this content on 29 November 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 29 November 2021 12:30:13 UTC.


ę Publicnow 2021
All news about DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
01/20HIGH-TECH FOR INTACT CANALS : Telekom supports Kummert
PU
01/19DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG : Deutsche Bank reiterates its Buy rating
MD
01/19Deutsche Telekom Wins $2 Million Compensation In Unpaid Interest Dispute With EU Regula..
MT
01/19EU ordered to repay 1.8 million euros to Deutsche Telekom
RE
01/19TELEKOM : Call Center from the cloud
PU
01/18THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET : Green infrastructure and fair cost sharing
PU
01/18DEUTSCHE TELEKOM : 5G campus network for PCK Raffinerie
PU
01/18DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG : Goldman Sachs maintains a Buy rating
MD
01/13DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG : Bernstein reiterates its Buy rating
MD
01/13DEUTSCHE TELEKOM : How sustainable is unlimited data growth on the...
PU
More news
Analyst Recommendations on DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
More recommendations
Financials
Sales 2021 108 B 123 B 123 B
Net income 2021 4 819 M 5 467 M 5 467 M
Net Debt 2021 130 B 147 B 147 B
P/E ratio 2021 15,9x
Yield 2021 3,91%
Capitalization 76 303 M 86 541 M 86 551 M
EV / Sales 2021 1,91x
EV / Sales 2022 1,87x
Nbr of Employees 216 265
Free-Float -
Chart DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Duration : Period :
Deutsche Telekom AG Technical Analysis Chart | DTE | DE0005557508 | MarketScreener
Technical analysis trends DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsNeutralBearishNeutral
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus BUY
Number of Analysts 24
Last Close Price 16,09 €
Average target price 22,37 €
Spread / Average Target 39,1%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Timotheus H÷ttges Chairman-Management Board & CEO
Christian P. Illek Chief Financial Officer
Ulrich Lehner Chairman-Supervisory Board
Claudia Nemat Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Lothar Schr÷der Vice Chairman-Supervisory Board