Now Merkel fears Russian interference in German elections

Now Merkel fears Russian interference in German elections
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[Ed. – There’s got to be a reality TV series in this somewhere.]

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said Russia could try to influence Germany’s general elections next year through cyber attacks or disinformation campaigns, after Washington accused the Kremlin of similar meddling in the US vote.

“We are already, even now, having to deal with information out of Russia or with internet attacks that are of Russian origin or with news which sows false information,” Merkel, said at a press conference alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Dealing with that was already “a daily task”, she told reporters in Berlin.

“So it may be that this could also play a role during the election campaign.” …

Germans are scheduled to go to the polls in September 2017.

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