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Strache-scandal is an information terrorist attack

Summary of Disinformation

The scandal surrounding the video recording with the ex-vice-chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache is a well-directed provocation and a trap.  This is standard European hysteria about the intervention of the Kremlin in the affairs of other countries.  This situation can be described as an information terrorist attack.

Sputnik.md, Ria Novosti
Sputnik.md, Ria Novosti

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the political scandal in Austria. Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign due to allegations of corruption, after offering government contacts to a supposed Russian investor in exchange for help to his  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in the 2017 national elections.

On 17th of May, 2019, Der Spiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung published a secretly recorded video of a meeting in Ibiza, Spain, in July 2017. The two media outlets didn’t reveal the source of the video.

Pro-Kremlin media has spread multiple contradicting messages about the Strache case, without giving any evidence to back their claims.

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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 19.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Austria
Keywords: Heinz-Christian Strache, Provocation, Terrorism
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik.md
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