home - disinfo cases - detail

Photo: Kosovan and Albanian migrants are “storming” the EU borders from Serbia

Summary of Disinformation

Photo: Kosovan and Albanian migrants are “storming” the EU borders from Serbia.


The photo is from February 2016. It was taken at the border of FYROM and Greece and shows refugees, mainly from Syria, and migrants. Outlets such as The New York Times and Kathimerini used it back then.

The photo has served disinforming purposes on various occasions. On January 8, 2018 it depicted “200 migrants storming the Morocco-Spain border”, according to stormfront.org.

In July 2017, websites like usdefensewatch.org and ladylibertynews.com used the picture to illustrate how George Soros was “in alliance with the EU to flood Europe with refugees”.  In May 2017, it showed refugees fleeing from Germany due to the suffering and humiliation they encountered there, according to arabinworld.com.

News Front is a growing Russian news agency that is run from Crimea, created to “fight in the information war” and is frequently spreading disinformation. According to Die Zeit, the agency is partly funded by the FSB, Russia’s security service.

Read more: euvsdisinfo.eu/one-image-4-x-disinformation-about-migrants/,

share with
Reported in: Issue 113
Date: 14.05.2018
Language: German
Country: Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, EU
Keywords: Refugees, Migration crisis
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News Front
share with

Have you found a mistake?
Give us your feedback.

Please don't forget to include facts and data backing your story.