East StratCom disinformation claim:

“Czechia”: The change of the name of the Czech Republic in the UN is the start of the destruction of national identity. Berlin is behind this process, as it aims to build the Fourth German Empire.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 11. July 2016

Debunk claim:

There was no change of the name of state, only its shortened version has been registered in the UN. The term Czechia has much longer history: it has its roots in the 17th century and is used in English since the 19th century. // No evidence for further conspiracy theories given.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 32 in the report.

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