East StratCom disinformation claim:

Kazakh president nominated to Nobel Peace Prize

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 27. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The information comes from the Nobel Peace Prize Watch, which is not the official Nobel Committee. The real Nobel Committtee keeps all nominees a secret for 50 years https://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/questions-olav-njolstad-2016.html, so there is no credible information suggestiong that the President of Kazakhstan is nominated. In last years list from the Nobel Peace Prize Watch the eventual Laureate Mr Juan Manuel Santos https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2016/ was not even among the nominations which suggests that they do not in fact have the information they claim to have. http://www.nobelwill.org/index.html?tab=8.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom Network in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 25 in the report.

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