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During the ten months of 2016, 168 new cases of AIDS were registered in Lithuania. Experts assume that this is due to drug abusing lesbian women and gay men.

Summary of Disinformation

During the ten months of 2016, 168 new cases of AIDS were registered in Lithuania. Experts assume that this is due to drug abusing lesbian women and gay men.

Disproof

There is no evidence presented to support the claim that those infected are homosexual. It is an often used tactic in pro-Kremlin disinformation to try to present the Baltic countries as immoral. According to the pro-Kremlin view, LGBT-persons are immoral. The EU, on the other hand, stands for LGBT rights as it upholds the principle of equality for all its citizens: bit.ly/1H56Kil, .

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Reported in: Issue 50
Date: 30.11.2016
Language: Russian
Country: Lithuania
Keywords: Diseases, LGBT
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Baltnews.lt
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