Press release no. 15/21 of 14. Juli 2021
2021 Bundestag Election: “Facts against fake news” webpage
WIESBADEN – The Federal Returning Officer has set up the webpage Facts against fake news on his website www.bundeswahlleiter.de to counteract disinformation concerning the 2021 Bundestag Election. As an official, neutral and reputable source of information regarding the election procedure, he refers to, and corrects, wrong or misleading statements. “Neutral, reliable facts on the Bundestag election are important for citizens to obtain well-founded information about the election process. At the same time, official, first-hand information is an effective tool against the possible dissemination of misleading news.” This is a statement given by Federal Returning Officer Dr. Thiel to coincide with today’s joint press conference on the security of the Bundestag election held together with the Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer, the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Haldenwang, and the President of the Federal Office for Information Security Schönbohm.
The website of the Federal Returning Officer also provides a wide range of information for voters and Germans living abroad. A media library provides podcasts on topics such as the security of the Bundestag election or the Bundestag election under pandemic conditions.
Under the account @Wahlleiter_Bund on Twitter and Instagram, the Federal Returning Officer provides everything that is important regarding the election.
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