German media reported that auto manufacturer Volkswagen is accused of having manipulated diesel-fueled cars in the U.S. only to turn on emission controls when being tested. The next day, #Volkswagen and #dieselgate are trending on German Twitter. Twitter users and other netizens are appalled, but they are also a bit suspicious given the circumstances.
Donald Trump is famous because he is rich. As a politician he is relatively new on the German radar. Since he has entered the race for president, his shenanigans have been featured on the news and have caused some debate among German netizens.
This week’s word is Heimat. A noun with many too-insufficient English translations that makes German bloggers emotional.
While many Germans volunteer to help out refugees, others resort to cursing and slamming refugees online. “Not okay,” says the German government and has asked Facebook to delete such comments. Facebook on the other hand seems reluctant to do so.