East StratCom disinformation claim:
Finnish social workers are persecuting Russian-speaking families.
Documentation for claim
published by Телеканал «Звезда»
Period/date: 21. September 2016
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
published by Etusivu – Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
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.