Twitter Exit Poll Leaks Illegal Election Updates Strike Again in Germany

Premature results for the weekend's state elections published on social networking site Twitter have raised fears about how much influence such updates could have on German voters. Anyone found guilty of leaking the exit polls could face a fine of up to 50,000 euros.
Using Twitter to publish election results prematurely is illegal in Germany.

Using Twitter to publish election results prematurely is illegal in Germany.

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cis -- with wires