European Integration

NPA.ge releases 1 year old misinformation about the resolution ratified by the European Parliament

12 December, 2017

On December 7, 2017, an ultra-nationalist, propaganda online edition Npa.ge published deceitful material about the European Parliament dating back a year, which was first put out on December 1, 2016 by Georgian news portal Mediacity.ge. NPA.ge posted the material on Mediacity.ge with an identical title, photo and text, which states that the European Parliament entered the Russian Orthodox Church into the black list and equated it with terrorism. NPA.ge posted the article first seen on Mediacity.ge with an identical title, photo and text, stating that the European Parliament has inserted the Russian Orthodox Church onto the so-called black list and has equalised its status with terrorism. The article also included a statement of Vladimir Putin, published by RIA Novosti, where he calls the resolution in regards to the Russian media "a degradational approach to democracy”.

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The resolution, the sense of which was falsified and misinterpreted deliberately by NPA.ge and Mediacity.ge, was adopted by the European Parliament on 23 November 2016, and in its essence discusses the upsurge of propaganda coming from Russia and terrorist groups and calls on EU institutions to intensify strategic communications.

Real fact: The resolution clearly separates propaganda flowing from state (Russia) and non-state (Daesh/ISIS) actors, while the Russian Orthodox Church is not mentioned in the text at all.

Falsified part of the resolution:

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For detailed description of the abovementioned misinformation please visit the feature prepared by the "Myth Detector" on December 7, 2016 on https://goo.gl/w6HVVY.