East StratCom disinformation claim:

700,000 Germans have left the country because of Merkel.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 27. December 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence to support the claim. According to official German migration statistics, around 140 000 Germans migrate from the country every year, regardless of reason. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/GesellschaftStaat/Bevoelkerung/Wanderungen/Tabellen/WanderungenAlle.html

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom Network in Disinformation Review issue 53. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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