Lambrecht wants to raise awareness of conspiracy theorists

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Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) wants to strengthen and institutionalize the education about conspiracy theorists with a democracy promotion law.

"A big problem is that many social projects to strengthen democracy only have a limited financial basis," said the SPD politician of the "Rheinische Post". Organizations cannot plan for the long term and it is difficult to keep competent employees in the long term.

"We therefore need a law promoting democracy that ensures permanent funding," said Lambrecht. The Union should finally recognize that. The SPD side of the federal government is united and clearly positioned. Lambrecht pointed out that extremists often worked with grossly untrue claims and fake news that spread on the Internet at lightning speed. "We therefore need a lot more education to deal critically with information on the Internet." With some believers in conspiracies, however, the state is reaching its limits. For example, when it is seriously claimed that Germany is actually ruled by lizard beings. These people are then no longer accessible to factual arguments. “We cannot and do not want to prohibit such nonsense. That is why we have to strengthen the children's ability to criticize in school so that they do not fall for dull slogans and idiotic myths. But recognize that behind it there are ideologies that are directed against democracy and a free society, ”said the Justice Minister.