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The Strache-scandal: An operation by German and Spanish secret services

Summary of Disinformation

The political scandal in Austria was an operation by German intelligence, with the help of Spanish and two other countries’ secret services.



No evidence given, conspiracy theory.

Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign due to allegations of corruption, after offering government contacts to a supposed Russian investor in exchange for help to his  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in the 2017 national elections.

The video was first reported on by the German magazine Spiegel and the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The two media outlets didn’t reveal the source of the video. There is no evidence to support the theory that the video is a result of a Western secret service operation.

Pro-Kremlin media has spread multiple contradicting messages about the source of the video, without giving any evidence to back their claims.

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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 22.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Austria, Germany, Spain
Keywords: Heinz-Christian Strache, Secret services
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vkontakte-page
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