East StratCom disinformation claim:

The election of Van der Bellen as President of Austria kicked off a process of transformation towards totalitarianism.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 5. December 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence given. There is nothing that indicates that a process of totalitarianism has started in Austria.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.

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