Olaf Scholz wants the federal government to have a presence on TikTok. The AfD has been extremely successful on the social media platform.

The right-wing party received an average of 430,000 impressions per TikTok clip between January 2022 and December 2023. For comparison, the second-placed FDP received anAverage of 53,000. impressions. The Chancellor called on citizens to exercise “reality control” beyond the digital media and to tell people directly if they hold outlandish opinions.