In an interview, Etienne Chouard, a teacher and well-known Yellow Vests political activist, was asked to clarify his position on the Holocaust. While trying to remain vague, Chouard claimed to have no knowledge about the Holocaust and expressed some ambiguous doubts on the existence of the gas chambers. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for June.
Bishop Amvrosios of Greece wrote an extremely inflammatory piece for a religious news platform, in which he references misinformation and claims the government is appeasing Islam. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for June.
An article on the far-right news website PI-News pushed the anti-Muslim and xenophobic narrative of the ‘Great Replacement’ theory, which is popular in far-right circles. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for June.
Alternative news blog ReactNieuws shared an article based on disinformation about Angela Merkel which was rife with xenophobic and anti-Muslim sentiments. The blog regularly shares misinformation and sensationalist content. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for June.
From a Belgian news site dismissing antisemitism to a Hunagrian pro-government news site misreporting facts to promote an anti-Muslim agenda, these May highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
A clear anti-Semitic photo of far-right National Rally aide Guillaume Pradoura emerged and was picked up widely by the French press. France Soir’s coverage remained neutral, never addressing the seriousness of the anti-Semitism in the case. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for May.