“An important feature of the G20 policing was their proactive use of social media, not just as a field of observation, but as a field of action. The police were not dependent on the press anymore to get their view published. They directly posted on Facebook and Twitter and thus reached a large audience. In fact, they spread news that later turned out to be false or were based on no evidence: I am referring, for instance, to the news about protesters using Molotov cocktails or being on roofs armed with huge stones, which never could be secured as evidence.”

globalproject.info, 12.07.2018: Mapping #NoG20. Interview with Peter Ullrich and Donatella Della Porta one year after the counter-summit in Hamburg.