East StratCom disinformation claim:

Europe is not the world’s most peaceful and advanced place – just look at the bloody war in former Yugoslavia and the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 16. November 2016

Debunk claim:

According to the World Peace Index, Europe is, in fact, one of the world’s safest places. Russia ranks 151st (very low state of peace), whilst former Yugoslav countriees rank 26 to 57 (high state of peace). http://static.visionofhumanity.org/sites/default/files/GPI%202016%20Report_2.pdf. In Northern ireland, the IRA laid down its weapons in 2005 and agreed to use exclusively peaceful means.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 48. The item is located at row number 28 in the report.

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