Disinfo: The only threat to Sweden is an increased threat of extremism

Summary

According to Anders Thornberg, the head of Sweden’s security service, the only threat to Sweden is that the country is facing an increased threat of extremism.

Disproof

Anders Thorberg, the head of Sweden's security service (Säpo), was recently interviewed by BBC, but the headline of the interview referred to is in fact "Swedish security chief warning on fake news". He specifically mentioned that "It's very important for us to follow this and we are not shy in Sweden - we say that the biggest threat to our security in that perspective is Russia," which is left out in the Georgian article. He also mentions radicalisation and right-wing extremism as rising threats. Further debunking at Myth Detector.

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/01/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Sweden, Georgia, Russia
  • Keywords: security threat, fake news, Islamic extremism
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The white slaves - migrants rape British girls for years, police fears accusations of racism

Migrants rape British underage girls for years. Police knows what is happening but doesn’t do anything due to fears of being accused of racism.

Disproof

The article does not provide evidence to the claims and is based on anonymous sources. The effect of the misleading message is strengthened with an image from a rape and revenge -film. It links to an article in the Independent that in fact reports that "Police believe they have exposed a new grooming gang in London as officers warn widespread abuse is taking place across the country. Four girls between the age of 13 and 15 have reported being raped by a group based around a McDonald’s in Stratford, triggering a crackdown that has so far identified at least 30 potential victims." There is no evidence that the police would be reluctant to take actions against the grooming gangs for fears of being accused of racism. According to reports, victims of the grooming gangs come from different ethnic backgrounds. www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/10/abuse-asian-girls-missed-white-victims, The issue has been widely discussed in the UK after a scandal of large-scale sex abuse of children came to light in Rotherham in 2012. www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28934963,

There is a civil war in Ukraine

That is, around this war, there is a lot of hypocrisy in Donbas. But as for the Civil War, it always happens in this way. And this is a Civil War.

If there are many Russians [Russian soldiers in Ukraine], where are they? They should be in captivity at least proportionally somehow. Right? At least, proportionally. How many of them are there? Do you want to name the figure for 3 years of the war? 14 (I mean citizens). Fourteen.

Well, there was the Spanish Civil War earlier and you could also ask: what a Civil War was there? It was an occupation because Franko’s Army was actually supplied with and its main combat forces were squadrons, primarily of Germanic and German pilots. The government, the legitimate government, it concluded an agreement with the Soviet Union, accordingly, our pilots were there. [Comrade] Stern was famous. Then, our tankmen. The ‘guy from our city’. But it was a Civil War. Yes, the war stimulated by other states that ignited and looked for their gains, but it was a Civil War.

Disproof

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

Hepatitis A epidemic quickly spreading in Ukraine

Mykolayiv authorities announced that a mass Hepatitis A infection occurred in the city and the epidemic is quickly spreading.

Disproof

According to Ukraine’s Health Ministry Community Health Center, Mykolayiv and the surrounding region have logged 47 Hepatitis A cases this year, including six children. National rates of hepatitis A have remained constant over recent years and there are no grounds to call the current outbreak an epidemic. Further debunking by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-hepatitis-a-epidemic-in-ukraine/, .