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Flying the coop: Where Twitter refugees are flocking to

Since Elon Musk became CEO of Twitter, data shows a million users have fled the platform. DW rounds up some of the most popular microblogging alternatives — and sees if Mastodon lives up to the hype.

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Almost one million Ukrainian refugees have found shelter in Germany. The country's municipalities have reached their absorption limit. But the pressure is likely to rise –– because more people are once again migrating via the Balkan route.
15 Oct
After videos surfaced of protesters in eastern Germany berating Ukrainian refugees, the mayor of Leipzig decried the images from the scene as "unbearable."
16 Oct
At Russia's border with Estonia, thousands of Ukrainians have been forced to wait for days in raw weather. Even once they reach Estonia, some say they do not know why they were denied entry to the European Union.
19 Oct
General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, sent out a series of tweets about Kenya on October 3, in which he threatened to invade the neighbouring country. Following these "humorous" comments, a video taken out of context is circulating on Kenyan social media, in which users mock the Ugandan military. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
21 Oct
Almost a million Ukrainian refugees have found shelter in Germany. The country's municipalities say they cannot take any more. But the pressure is likely to rise again this winter.
28 Oct
The world's richest man Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, and tweeted: "The bird is freed".
31 Oct
The world's richest man now controls one of the most influential social media platforms. What's his plan? And how will he use that power?
31 Oct
"Welcome culture" runs into resource realities: Already short-staffed and stretched thin, regional officials around Germany say their refugee efforts are getting to be too much.
2 Nov
Elon Musk said afterwards in a tweet that the arrangement is only temporary. It is unclear if or when he will name a new board.
3 Nov
We look at a new report from Le Monde and an anti-corruption investigative website into shady links between Russian mercenary group Wagner and the militia in Sudan. Also, ahead of the COP 27 conference in Egypt this week, the focus is not just on climate change but human rights in Egypt. Finally, a French Twitter user's joke about Americans' lack of geography gets a life of its own.
4 Nov
Employees are bracing for bad news after receiving a memo about job cuts, with every second worker reportedly at risk of being laid off. Elon Musk has already fired top executives since buying the social media giant.
7 Nov
The first flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda is set to leave the UK. The controversial plan aims to keep people from illegally crossing the English Channel. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the scheme sets a 'catastrophic precedent.