East StratCom disinformation claim:

Finnish social workers are persecuting Russian-speaking families.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 21. September 2016

Debunk claim:

The statement comes from well-known Pro-Kremlin propagandist Johan Bäckman. In Finland there is rule of law, which means that everyone is equal before the law regardless of nationality. The duty of a social worker is to protect children who are in danger, regardless of their ethnic origin. http://stm.fi/ru/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/v-finlandii-ko-vsem-sem-am-otnosatsa-odinako-1

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Official from EU member state in Disinformation Review issue 41. The item is located at row number 24 in the report.

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