Disinfo: Incest is legal in Norway

Summary

Incest has been legalized in Norway. Hence, it would be better if Norwegians, who pollute the world, would not have been born at all.

Disproof

Incest is illegal in Norway, punishable with prison up to 6 years.

Portraying Nordic countries as especially immoral has been a recurring narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation in Georgia and other orthodox countries. The story is in line with similar disinformation stories about moral decay in Europe. Thus, a particularly persistent claim is that sexual abuse of children is a norm in Norwegian families, and Russian nationwide TV has spent airtime explaining that embracing LGTBI rights paves the way for accepting paedohilia.

Read more on specific narratives used in pro-Kremlin disinformation in Georgia.

Further debunking by Mythdetector.

publication/media

TV Objektivi
  • Reported in: Issue106
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Norway, Georgia
  • Keywords: Western values

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The Nazis have seized power in Ukraine

Cancer cannot be cured with aspirin. Cancer is treated only by surgical intervention. It is a cancer tumour called “Nazism”, which seized power in Ukraine, and which can be cut off by surgical means. In plain language: by military operation.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kermlin disinformation on Ukraine and Nazis.

As witnessed by the democratic Early Parliament elections held on 26 October 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected Parliament. The OSCE characterized the elections as “an important step in Ukraine’s aspirations to consolidate democratic elections in line with its international commitments”, offering voters “real choice” and “a general respect for fundamental freedoms”. According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook increasing attempts to derail the process. There was no possibility also to carry out the elections in the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia the same year.

Douma doctors confirm that there was no chemical attack

The Russian Conflict Reconciliation Center claim that Syrian doctors said they did not deal with any cases of patients with signs of chemical poisoning. Also, the rescue driver said: “From 6th to 8th April, we did not have a patient suffering from chemical poisoning. Just ordinary war wounds. “

Disproof

In a joint Statement by Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America called for an end to such unacceptable Russian defamation of the OPCW. They also called the so-called information meeting at OPCW headquarters that Russia held 'nothing more than a crude propaganda exercise'. nl.ambafrance.org/Syria-OPCW-Joint-Statement-26-april-2018, There are several reports that Syrian doctors are forced under pressure and threat to say that the chemical attack has not occurred. Interview with one of the witnesses took place at a Syrian army facility used by Russian military advisers. www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/26/obscene-masquerade-russia-criticised-over-douma-chemical-attack-denial, , theintercept.com/2018/04/26/russia-brings-syrians-hague-make-underwhelming-case-chemical-attack-fake/, , www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/syria-crisis-medics-intimidated-over-douma-gas-attack, See our timeline of the ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign surrounding the Salisbury poisoning and the Douma chemical attack.

For background: On 7 April 2018, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU. See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/ www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/29/pieces-matter-syrias-chlorine-bombs-douma-chemical-attack/, On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx
 

Sergey and Julia Skripal were not poisoned by Novichok but by a different gas called BZ

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by an immobilizing substance called 3-Quincucnidnyl Benzilat (BZ), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. It was discovered by the Swiss laboratory Spiez, an internationally recognized institution. At the same time, the report says that this substance does not come from Russia but was used by the United States and the United Kingdom.

Disproof
No evidence given. The laboratory has answered that is has "no doubt that Porton Down has identified Novichock". https://twitter.com/SpiezLab/status/985243574123057152 The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/