German artists brilliantly honeypot ‘Nazis’ into exposing themselves and their friends

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In an elaborate scheme, the German political art collective Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) tricked thousands of potential far-right supporters to unknowingly reveal themselves.

Earlier this week ZPS set up a site where people could identify far-right demonstrators in exchange for money. The site sparked a huge controversy in Germany, not only because it evoked memories of the country’s past security services, but also because many of the images of demonstrators were supposedly uploaded without permission. 

The “Special Commission Chemnitz” campaign promised people cash to name participants of a violent anti-immigrant protest in the German city of Chemnitz earlier this year. Rewards started at €34, with special bonuses awarded for identifying people who were police or members of the Federal Office for


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