Disinfo: Česká spořitelna and its Austrian shareholders are censoring media

Summary

The fact that Česká spořitelna and its Austrian shareholders decided to withdraw ads from websites identified as disinforming is a form of censorship. Reporting about the event is evidence of propaganda and disinformation.

Disproof

Withdrawing advertisements from websites is the right of every company. Interpreting this act as an act of censorship is misleading. Reporting about such events cannot be qualified as disinformation or propaganda.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Austria, Czech Republic
  • Keywords: Censorship, Propaganda
  • Outlet: Nová Republika
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The Czech government is increasing defence spending to prepare the army for the upcoming “Operation Barbarossa II”, replicating Adolf Hitler’s attack on Russia.

Disproof

No evidence for this accusation given. Increase of the defence spending shall raise the defense capabilities of Czech Republic, as well as move the country towards fulfilling its NATO commitments: . Czech republic still doesn't meet the target of spending 2% of the GDP on defence:

Ukraine is paying too much for European gas

Ukraine is paying too much for European gas. It could be buying cheaper gas from Russia.

Disproof

The Chief Commercial Officer of Naftogaz Ukraine Yuri Vitrenko said that the price of European and Russian gas is very similar after recent discounts by Gazprom. "European gas prices constantly fluctuate, in August and September there was significant supply with the price below that of Gazprom." More details from StopFake.