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George Soros has been declared persona non grata in Austria

Summary of Disinformation

Sebastian Kurz, the leader of the Austrian People’s Party, prohibited the activity of George Soros Foundation “Open Society” in Austria. Sebastian Kurz gave the Foundation a 28-day deadline to cease operations in Austria, after the expiration of which, a legal case would be initiated for “attempts to weaken the democracy of the nation” against the foundation. Sebastian Kurz also called George Soros the greatest challenge facing mankind.

Giorgi Andriadze @TV show “Ganskhvavebuli Aqtsentebi” (The Other Accents) @ Rustavi 2

The disinformation originates from yournewswire; yournewswire.com/youngest-leader-george-soros/, , the article is fabricated. Open Society Foundations has no representatives in Austria, hence Sebastian Kurz could not ban the operation of the non-existent office. There is also no record of Kurz saying anything of the kind about Soros. Disinformation about Soros is recurring in pro-Kremlin outlets euvsdisinfo.eu/the-all-powerful-mr-soros-2/, . Further debunking at Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/misinformation-george-soros-has-been-designated-persona-non-grata-austria, .

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Reported in: Issue 90
Date: 25.11.2017
Language: Georgian
Country: Austria, Georgia
Keywords: NGO, George Soros
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Giorgi Andriadze, chairman of the supervisory board for the St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia
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