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Greece Uses New Law to Go After COVID Fake News Dispensers

November 22, 2021

ATHENS – A recent law aimed at preventing the spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic is being used in Greece to prosecute anti-vaxxers and others.

Journalists have complained the so called “fake news” law is so vague it could be used against them but the New Democracy government said it’s aimed at people denying the Coronavirus and trying to keep people from being vaccinated or obeying health measures.

In Greece’s second-largest city, the major northern port of Thessaloniki, prosecutors are investigating a hospital supervisor who reportedly urged a a 51-year-old COVID patient not to be intubated before she then died.

That began, said Kathimerini, after excerpts of a private conversation between the two were made public and officials in Athens are also probing more than 10 other fake news cases after a lawyer was the first charged under the new penal code amendment.

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