"Hate-storm" against Durmaz may have been driven by bots

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Per Ödling, a professor of telecommunications at Lund University, has looked in to the matter.

Most of the thousands of hateful and racist comments on social media against the football player Jimmy Durmaz after Sweden’s last minute defeat to Germany in the group stages of the World Cup last week may have come from automated accounts says Per Ödling.

The attacks on Durmaz led to numerous demonstrations against racism in Sweden, and also saw the entire Swedish squad rally behind him in support.