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German Bundestag leader worried about foreign influence on elections

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German Parliamentary Speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble fears the could be an attempt by foreign actors to influence the country’s upcoming election campaign by forming opinions ahead of the Bundestag elections. “The danger is relatively great,” the veteran conservative politician, whose official title is Bundestag president, told dpa in Berlin. “We know what can be done with fake news. And we know from the experience of past elections in other countries that a real propaganda war is being waged here.” It is not always clear exactly who the attacks are coming from, said Schaeuble, who also served seve…

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