Disinfo: Depravity, juvenile justice and sectarianism caused the Notre-Dame fire

Summary

Modern Europe distanced itself from God and accepted depravity, juvenile justice, and sectarianism, that is why Notre-Dame is burning. Today’s Europe trampled down eternal ideals and declared that defending gay activists is more important than Christian morals.

Disproof

Recurrent narrative that Europe distances itself from Christian values what leads to tragedies such as the fire of Notre-Dame. A similar case that the fire was a sign of Europe's decline can be found here.

Juvenile justice has been a target of disinformation campaigns in Georgia for years. Groundless allegations are spread, claiming that this issue has been imposed by the West and gives minors unlimited rights, which in the end is directed against the institution of family and its values. More about the disinformation narratives against the juvenile justice in Georgia can be found here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 149
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: Notre Dame, Western values, European values, Europe
  • Outlet: Asaval-Dasavali
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Disproof

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Disproof

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