Disinfo: The election of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London indicates…

Summary

The election of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London indicates that migrants are conquering Europe. The policy of multiculturalism, tolerance and liberalism has led to fertility problems in Europe.

Disproof

Sadiq Khan is a British citizen, former MP and human rights lawyer. No evidence given for the other claim.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 27
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: Sadiq Khan, Elections, Migration crisis, Europe

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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