East StratCom disinformation claim:

Migrants from the Middle East and Africa attacked and sexually harassed people in Frankfurt during New Years Eve celebration.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 12. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The news about attack in Frankfurt, originally presented by German tabloid Bild, was based on false testimonies. Bild itself recognized that it was mistaken (unlike the disinformation oriented outlets which continue spreading this false information):http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bild-frankfurt-cologne-sex-attack-migrants_uk_58a4407de4b03df370dbef93

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Collected by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations‘ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 6 in the report.

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