East StratCom disinformation claim:

The chairman of the German SPD Sigmar Gabriel and “his comrades from the Socialist International” unleashed the migration wave.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 1. September 2016

Debunk claim:

There is no proof that German politicians would orchestrate the migration crisis. In fact, the EU is trying to prevent the crisis. On the contrary, there are many concerns that Russia is fueling the migration crisis through its actions in Syria: http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2016-02/russland-tuerkei-fluechtlinge-interview/seite-3

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values think-tank in Disinformation Review issue 40. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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