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Ukrainian school distributes sex worker pamphlets to children

Summary of Disinformation

After a lesson on AIDS prevention, students in the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mykolayiv were given a pamphlet outlining health and safety measures intended for sex workers.


No evidence given. According to Stopfake, no one has been able to ascertain in which school this allegedly happened, no actual person has been identified as having seen or received the pamphlet. Mykolayiv city authorities canvassed all of the city’s 53 schools and concluded that no such lesson occurred and such pamphlets were never distributed. Yulia Dorokhova , the director of an NGO, Legalife, which works to protect Ukraine’s sex workers, said the group had never encountered such a pamphlet and called the story and the leaflet  outright fakes. Further debunking at Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-mykolayiv-school-distributes-sex-worker-pamphlets/, .

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 02.11.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Eastern Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Strana.ua
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