Monday, September 28, 2009

Tweets of exit polling results in German 9/27 election prematurely released?

AFP reports: It is illegal in Germany to publish exit polls before the cut-off point for voting but a number of tweets claiming to show the scores for the main parties surfaced one hour before polling stations closed.

The exit polls of the Twitter tweets gave numbers comparable to the first official exit polls. But what would be the case if the tweets were mis-information?

Angela Merkel's group won.

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