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More Than Half a Million Foreign Citizens Entitled to Vote in Sweden

The percentage of foreign nationals eligible for voting is rising in Sweden, having recently surpassed 7 percent of the population. Although the voter turnout among those born abroad tends to be low, they are a force that can affect the outcome of the election. By – Europe About 578,000 foreign nationals are entitled to vote in upcoming municipal and county elections in Sweden, ...

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Record-wide number from Muslim World became Swedish citizens

By 2017, approximately 69,000 people from more than 160 countries classified as Third World Muslim were granted new Swedish citizenship, which is a shocking increase of 14 percent from the previous record entry from 2016. By – Brünnhilde A large part of the increase can be explained by recent years of major immigration from Arab countries, according to Statistics Sweden. By ...

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Sweden’s ‏witch hunt against Freedom of speech lead to fascism

Näthat. Basically the word refers to customary illegal expressions, such as insults, allegations or crimes against clandestine law, on the Internet. However recently we have been able to see a sense of significance behind such expressions, often with political connotations. People simply have difficulty keeping themselves from expressing or “networking” their political opinions. By – Henrik Sundström When MUF made a ...

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Good Night, and Good Luck: Freedom of speech in Sweden

At the center of the movie “Good Night, and Good Luck” is legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow. Murrow was one of the first reporters who started in-depth interviews on his show “Person To Person,” where he interviewed everybody from politicians to movie stars. The movie can be seen both as a historical account of McCarthyism in the United States, but ...

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Swedenstan to finance censorship on social media following #Jagarher’s wishes

In November, the Society News revealed close contact between the Government Offices and the organization #Jagärhär – an organization that has made its name by silencing silent opinion makers and journalists critical of the government by shutting down their Facebook social media accounts, as a result of mass reports from the organization’s members. By – Brünnhilde Today we can report to ...

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Swedes should be prepared for war, terror – and “fake news”

For the first time in 30 years, “If the war comes” folder will be sent to all Swedish households again. The folder will prepare the Swedes for war and terror, but also on so-called “information impact”. By – Brünnhilde “If the war comes” (Om kriget kommer) was developed by the Defense Staff, and was first distributed to all Swedish households during World ...

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Swedish security chief warning on fake news

The head of Sweden’s security service has told the BBC the agency is not just dealing with an increased threat of terrorism but also the impact of disinformation and fake news. Anders Thornberg, the director of the service ( Sapo), says this year could be even busier than 2017 as the country prepares for an election in September. By – Gordon ...

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Sweden’s Government Censorship

In the report, placing the word “refugees” in quotation marks, as well as “unaccompanied children,” is supposedly an expression of “hate”. (Many, if not most, migrants classified as “unaccompanied children” have turned out to be grown men). Via: Judith Bergman  Government agencies are going out of their way to protect the “integrity” of possible jihadists out of concern for a “democratic ...

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Sweden Protect Free Speech: Blocking 14,000 People on Twitter

The government agency behind Sweden’s official Twitter account chose to keep an extensive list of users blocked by a previous curator of @sweden. But the move stirred public outrage, and all 14,000 users were unblocked the next day. Via: Europe Sweden’s well-known official Twitter account is curated by a new Swede every week, and is run by the Swedish Institute. As a way ...

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Swedish PM Löfven warns of fake news concerns ahead of 2018 election

There is no reason to believe the 2018 Swedish general election will be exempt from outside attempts to influence it through fake news stories, the country’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written in an opinion piece.  Via: thelocal.se  In the article in newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN), Löfven cites the 2016 US Presidential election as an example of a foreign state working ...

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