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The only threat to Sweden is an increased threat of extremism

Summary of Disinformation

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.


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: 07.01.2018
Language: Georgian
Country: Russia, Georgia, Sweden
Keywords: security threat, fake news, Islamic extremism
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Alt-info.com
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