Russia allegedly interfered in Germany's latest general election

Allegations of Russian attempts to interfere with ballots rose to international prominence during the 2016 US presidential election.
Allegations of Russian attempts to interfere with ballots rose to international prominence during the 2016 US presidential election.PHOTO: AFP

Russia has threatened to block YouTube and take other retaliatory measures against foreign tech giants, after the US video-sharing platform blocked German-language channels of Russia's state broadcaster.

The German government has denied playing any part in YouTube's decision to freeze Russia's information platforms. 

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