East StratCom disinformation claim:
The German government censors content on Facebook in order to ensure that Angela Merkel gets elected for her fourth term as the chancellor of Germany.
Documentation for claim
published by Úvodní strana | ParlamentniListy.cz – politika ze všech stran
Period/date: 23. November 2016
In reality there is an ongoing discussion in Germany whether Facebook should be treated not as a technological company but as a media company. Its content should also come under more scrutiny due to the dissemination of fake news and hate speech – which does not mean censorship.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 49. The item is located at row number 25 in the report.