Germany was one of the information operation’s key targets. One story was a virulently anti-immigrant scare and was picked up by German anti-immigrant media in a rare show of impact. Repeatedly, the operation ran stories that would, if successful, have raised tensions between Germany and key allies, notably the United States, Poland, and Turkey.
Some of these stories attacked or impersonated real individuals who had official status. Out of respect for their privacy, and to prevent the falsehoods from returning to circulation, the DFRLab has chosen not to publish all its findings. The case studies below are therefore a subset of the broader targets in Germany.Read more