German authorities are looking to make it easier for the public to spread their country’s brand by putting social media posts on social media platforms.
The move has already led to more than 100,000 new followers on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
But the new push also comes amid a growing crackdown on political content, particularly from Germany’s far-right, and with the country in the midst of a series of state elections.
At least five people have been arrested since last week for spreading hate speech, and a total of 1,500 hate crimes have been reported in the past five months, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office.
The authorities are hoping to create a platform where people can express their opinions on politics, but also promote tolerance and mutual respect.
The project aims to build a network of social media users who will “provide information and information for political discussions in a democratic way,” according to the project’s official website.