January 26th, 2016

LIMA

Belgique

Le parquet fédéral a confirmé, mardi, avoir reçu en avril 2012 une
note de la Sûreté de l'Etat l'avisant de réunions suspectes
d'extrémistes islamistes dans un appartement de Molenbeek-Sant-Jean,
comme l'ont annoncé mardi plusieurs médias.

L'information transmise au parquet fédéral a été exploitée et
constitue l'un des éléments ayant conduit à l'ouverture d'une enquête
judiciaire qui, en juillet 2015, a abouti à plusieurs incarcérations
pour des faits de terrorisme. La note en question attirait l'attention
sur des réunions suspectes d'extrémistes islamistes dans un
appartement de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. Les conversations qui ont pu être
écoutées, concernaient des attentats contre la démocratie occidentale
et les moyens de se procurer des armes de guerre et des explosifs.
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Disinformation Review: Issue Twelve


YouTube Terror Threat for the Netherlands

The disinformation of the week is a fake video where alleged Azov battalion fighters threaten the Dutch people with a terror attack if they vote against the EU-Ukraine deal in the upcoming referendum, and burn a Dutch flag. Debunking was quick in this case: the real Azov posted their denial of the information on YouTube the same day, and the deception was reported in several media (Radio Svoboda or Evropeiska Pravda in Ukraine, EUObserverin English). The video was posted on a newly created account, the weapons in the video were replicas, the outfit also did not correspond to the Azov battalion outfit, and several media pointed to language errors in the “actors’” Ukrainian. According to a Ukrainian deputy Minister, the video is probably of Russian origin, see Ukraine Today.

European media mostly seemed to recognise the disinformation and only a few media outlets multiplied the fake video. Informnapalm immediately dedicated awhole article to the most repeated pro-Kremlin fakes spread in the Netherlands. In the table, you will see further disinformation stories about the Netherlands and the EU-Ukraine deal, one of them aired on prime time TV for millions of viewers of the famous Dmitry Kiselyov show.

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