Disinfo: If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as...

Summary

If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as a country and some parts of it will be annexed by Romania.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nothing similar has so far happened to any member state of the European Union.

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  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: European Union, Sovereignty
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The Czech Ministry of Interior is actively repressing people and websites

The Czech Ministry of Interior is actively repressing people and websites with politically incorrect opinions. It is inspired by the NGO People in Need manual on fighting hate speech, which classifies basically any claim (e.g. “Part of the migrants are economic migrants”) to be hate speech that should be punished by the state.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Czech MoI is repressing neither people nor opinions bit.ly/2kboybB, . The NGO People in Need has made a study that provides a definition of hate speech, but it highlights that sometimes it can be quite narrow and that context and the interpretation framework must be taken into account when studying hate speech.bit.ly/1MD9VqL,

A quarter of Ukrainians identify themselves as citizens of USSR

A quarter of Ukrainians identify themselves as citizens of USSR.

Disproof

According to a poll by the Gorshenin Institute and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung office in Kyiv bit.ly/2taM0es, , only 5 % of the respondents identify themselves as citizens of the ex-USSR. Of those respondents who defined themselves as being of Russian nationality, 24,8 % identify themselves as citizens of ex-USSR. Further debunking: bit.ly/2tR8hwz,