East StratCom disinformation claim:

The fact that Česká spořitelna and its Austrian shareholders decided to withdraw ads from websites identified as disinforming is a form of censorship. Reporting about the event, as Aktualne.cz, Czech Radio and Czech TV have done, is evidence of propaganda and disinformation.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 13. December 2016

Debunk claim:

Withdrawing advertisements from websites is the right of every company. Interpreting this act as an act of censorship is misleading. Reporting about such events cannot be qualified as disinformation or propaganda.

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 26 in the report.

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