Merkel Takes Aim at Populist ‘Lies’ Spread Through Social Media

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  • German chancellor says she’ll push to reach disaffected voters
  • Comments ahead of state election in Berlin on Sunday

Angela Merkel

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said policy makers need to counter populist “lies” spread on social media and that voters who support the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany don’t reflect majority opinion.

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