The young Ricarda Lange is the party leader of alleged political high-flyers Robert Habeck and Annalena Bierbock. It is the Greens of Baden-Württemberg who set the course for the eco-party – sometimes in conflict with the chancellor and the foreign minister.
Lang’s words carry weight. His posts reach thousands upon thousands on social media, the reach is amazing. But is everything going well? That’s what users have been asking themselves lately, especially longtime followers on Twitter (X).
An example: “Our country needs investment to ensure our prosperity. The alliance agreement explicitly provides for an option with the investment companies as part of the loan break. We should be using these tools,” posted Ricarda Lang. Nothing really new, but: in a very short period of time, 400,000 accounts have read Lang’s post, 9500 have liked it and 3400 have followed this. Also commented on.
Pop star dimensions: “The range is above average. The origins of Likee are also noteworthy,” writes one user. And indeed: there are thousands of bots among likers. These are accounts that don’t have real people behind them. They are computer programs that perform tasks automatically.
how can that be? Most bots are from Japan, anyone can buy them. They can be programmed in such a way that everything the client says on the net sounds good to them. There is no evidence that Ricarda Lange or the Greens bought Laika. But of course there is doubt. “All zero follower accounts. I hope they don’t buy poll workers at the time of counting of votes,” teased online.
There could be some other reason for all this. It is technically possible for a bot to react to the word “lang” independently of politician or party. A look at similar lists of bot accounts seems to confirm this.
To their own knowledge, the Greens have already contacted Twitter (X) to be able to explain the distorted approval ratings. No response has been received yet.