East StratCom disinformation claim:

Since 2008, the EU has been demanding an amendment to the law on protection of minorities, which would establish defamation and instigation of hatred as a crime. This proves that the EU has been preparing for the ‘invasion of migrants’ long time in advance, and through these censorship laws it aimed to silence any popular protests.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 12. April 2016

Debunk claim:

Preventing defamation and instigation of hatred is no “censorship”. // As for “preparation of invasion”: repeating an older disinformation with no supporting evidence given.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 23. The item is located at row number 25 in the report.

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