Mayor of Thessaloniki beaten up for supporting LGBT community

Summary

The Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, has been attacked due to issuing a permit for conducting a gay pride.

Disproof

Actually, the attack on the Mayor of Thessaloniki was not associated with the LGBT community. The reason behind the attack carried out by Greek ultra-nationalists was him attending a genocide-related event. The material by Ipress misleads the reader by portraying that the Western society allegedly answers the support of LGBT community by politicians with violence. Further debunking by Myth Detector.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 110
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Greece, Georgia
  • Keywords: The West, LGBT
  • Outlet: Ipress.ge
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LGBT activists damaged icons to mark the IDAHO day

Members of LGBT community damaged icons in the Church of St. Catherine in Thessaloniki, when marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on 17 May.

Disproof

The photo circulated in 2018 is 8 years old and first showed up on Greek internet forums in 2010. It depicted icons damaged by anarchist groups in April 2010. Greek anarchist groups vandalised the same icons in 2015 as well.Further debunking by Myth Detector.

The West is forcing Georgia to propagate homosexuality

Why is the West forcing us to propagate homosexuality?

This happens because the gay-mafia has become very powerful in the world! This way they fight against traditional, conservative values! The more pederasts we have, the more immoral society will be and it is easy to manage immoral society!

So our authorities, who chose the Euro-Atlantic course, were told – do you want NATO and the European Union? – Then you have to promote that we have more and more ”men in tights”! How shameful to dream of membership of NATO and the EU with the help of pederasts!

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring disinformation that cooperation with the West is destroying Georgian society. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Georgia&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77174&date=, The EU cooperation with Georgia encompasses many things, but propaganda to "make" anyone homosexual are not among them https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/georgia/23634/eu-georgia-relations-factsheet_en.

Handbook for Journalists Covering World Cup is Russophobia

“The initiative that seems to be useful at first glance and aimed at helping sports observers cover the main football event occurring every four years actually turned out to be nothing but more Russophobia, trivial anti-Russian stereotypes.”

Disproof

Russophobia is a common explanation to criticism towards Russia in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Russophobia&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/,

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the handbook for journalists covering this year’s World Cup, which will be held next month in Russia, is “nothing but more Russophobia” and a “collection of trivial anti-Russian stereotypes.”