Will Russian Meddling Affect the Outcome of the German Election?

Predata analysis of Russian and German interest in election-related topics suggests Germans are tuning out the disinformation campaign.

By Molly Dwyer

September 02, 2017
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A month before German federal elections scheduled for September 24, Predata noted that German interest in the election, as measured by engagement with election-related social and collaborative media sources, had been relatively muted throughout the summer. Not so in Russia. Heightened interest in the Russian-language versions of the same German election-related sources indicates that the Russian government, media and society have been closely following Europe's next big election for the past sev...