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Germany Braces for Election Disinformation on Social Media | Foreign Policy

By Jessica Bateman
September 13, 2021

BERLIN—One Saturday last month, thousands of anti-lockdown protesters stormed my quiet neighborhood, crashing into the weekly farmers’ market with signs discouraging vaccinations against COVID-19. But their concerns appeared to go beyond supposedly overreaching public health measures. One demonstrator pushed a newspaper into my hands with a front page declaring the protests were “rising up against the totalitarian and possibly genocidal tendencies of governments.” Their grievances were with the state itself.

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Source: Germany Braces for Election Disinformation on Social Media | Foreign Policy

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