Disinfo: The Commander-in-Chief of Sweden’s Armed Forces headed the march of the perverts

Summary

In Sweden, the annual march of same-sex perverts has occurred. The march was headed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Armed Forces, Michael Byden, and other top officers of the Army.

 

Disproof

This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, suggesting a morally decaying Europe. The Pride Parade in Stockholm was not "headed" by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces leadership have been participating in the parade for several years to demonstrate the principle of equality for all, disregarding sex, sexual orientation or ethnic background.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets commonly attack the LGTBQI community in order to create an atmosphere of hate and intolerance.

 

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 161
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Sweden
  • Keywords: LGBT
  • Outlet: Rusvesna.su
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the INF Treaty.

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Disproof

No evidence is provided to support the claim.

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Disproof

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