Swedish social services suspect Greta Thunberg’s parents for child abuse

Summary

Swedish social services suspect Greta Thunberg’s parents for child abuse. The Swedish social services are questioning the parents of the activist Greta Thunberg. Staffers of the service were worried about the state of the 16-year old school child during her appearance before the UN General Assembly.

Disproof

An unfounded claim. The social services of Sweden have not expressed suspicions on abuse against Greta Thunberg, not by her parents or anyone else. The social services are obliged to investigate expressions of concern on the well-being of children and have received letters from the public, suggesting abuse. Letters, quoted by a nationalist Swedish website, contain referrals to known conspiracy theories.

This claim is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about climate change, following the narrative that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by special interest groups like green business that stand to benefit from climate hysteria.

See similar cases here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Sweden
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg, United Nations, Climate
  • Outlet: Rossiyskaya Gazeta
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Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for “green blows” will be Russia and China

Greta Thunberg is a tool, it is a pity that kids are used for political purposes.The girl is a distraction from meaningful events, the UN General Assembly has turned into a TV show and a circus.

In the first place “green blows” will be directed against Russia and China. The West and the US do not agree with Russia’s presence in the Arctic and do not agree that Russia is so rich in natural resources. They want to have a say in this and to dictate their conditions.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy which is consistent with recurring disinformation narratives about the West exploiting the environmental agenda and climate change topic to do harm to Russia, and that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by special interest groups like green businesses that stand to benefit from the climate hysteria.

In fact, the existence of anthropogenic climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. Only a tiny minority of scientists dispute this consensus: the Earth is warming through the greenhouse effect; human activities - including use of fossil fuels, cutting down rain-forests, and farming livestock - are a major cause of the warming; and, unchecked, this rapid warming presents significant risks to human communities and natural systems. Preventing dangerous consequences of  climate change is a key priority for the EU. 

NATO is fighting imaginary Russian threat in Ukraine

NATO training Rapid Trident-2019 was launched in Ukraine which is a response to the large-scale exercise  “Tsentr 2019” conducted in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. If “Tsentr 2019” is elaborating methods to fight terrorism, Rapid Trident-2019 is going to fight against the imaginary Russian threat once again.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about NATO and Russophobia.

Rapid Trident is not a response to Russia-lead exercise "Tsentr 2019". According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the multinational exercises have been held since 1994.

Estonia is under social and moral occupation

Estonia is on the verge of social and moral occupation. This year, in Tallinn, students began to study the history of the Estonian gay community. Do you know how this is explained? Firstly, it is necessary for general education. Secondly, for the social cohesion of youth. Apparently, basic family values are not enough. It is no coincidence that Tallinn is called the capital of the Scandinavian gays.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about West's moral decay and sovereignty of the Baltic States. See a similar case:  Estonia is a tool in the hands of the EU and US

The course  "Hot 1990s, history of sexuality and the Estonian LGBT + community" is taught at Tallinn university and students can choose it at their discretion. The course addresses two intertwined themes: the 1990s as a transition period for Soviet independence and the recent history of sexuality and the Estonian LGBT + community.