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Did Sweden experience lower all-cause mortality during the pandemic?

Sections of the Australian media have been claiming recently that Sweden experienced lower excess deaths during the pandemic years compared with other countries, including Australia. The implication ...
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Did Peter the Great just "return" lands that "belonged to Russia", in the Great Northern War?

According to the Guardian, in a recent speech/interview Putin said “Peter the Great waged the great northern war for 21 years. It would seem that he was at war with Sweden, he took something from ...
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Does Sweden require a vaccination certificate for travel?

According to this article from CTV News (a large news organization in Canada): Sweden, which has had less COVID-19 restrictions than many countries, still uses a COVID-19 vaccine pass for travelling, ...
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Is Sweden 'the most dangerous country in Europe [EU] today' (when it comes to violent crime)?

Bild makes the claims. [Google translated below] Schweden ist heute das gefährlichste Land in Europa. [Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe today.] In der EU werden durchschnittlich acht ...
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Was there curfew in Tensta, Stockholm imposed by criminal gangs?

A recent article in the Times of Sweden claimed criminal gangs in Tensta, Stockholm proclaimed a 6pm curfew for the locals: “There was people from these groups that were out and told citizens that ...
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Has Sweden beaten SARS-CoV-2 with herd immunity? [closed]

An article in The Australian newspaper titled "Coronavirus: Sweden ‘has beaten coronavirus with herd immunity’" makes the claim as per the title. Evidence is mounting that Sweden has beaten ...
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Has Sweden tripled its ICU capacity to fight Covid-19?

In an youtube interview Prof. Johan Giesecke says that one of the reasons why Sweden is not worried about the UK-style scenarios for Covid-19 is that Sweden has tripled its ICU capacity (which the [UK]...
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Do Swedes believe climate change spending to be the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019?

Yesterday, Breitbart claimed: The Swedish public has voted that climate change spending has been the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019, according to a poll by the Swedish Taxpayers' ...
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Do one quarter of Swedes named 'Ali' have a criminal record?

I saw on Reddit that a site called Sputnik News reported that one-fourth of people named Ali in Sweden have a criminal record. I researched a little bit but couldn't find any other source validating ...
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Was the person who was assaulted by ASAP Rocky a repeat violent offender?

As you may know, a rapper named ASAP Rocky was arrested in Sweden due to suspected assault of a person. This person's name seems to be Mustafa Jafari. The internet tells me that this person is a ...
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Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

From this tweet, by a tweeter who claims to be located in Sweden: No Joke: Sweden’s board of health and welfare and the migration authority just released this pamphlet called “information to the ...
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Are 80% of migrant unaccompanied children in Sweden adults?

The following statement is found in many far-right websites like Gateway Pundit: 80% of the so-called children were actually adults Is it true that 80% of unaccompanied children refugees arriving ...
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Was Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz fired because he revealed that migrant adults were fraudulently posing as children?

The Gateway Pundit writes: Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz revealed to authorities that after checking the molar teeth of hundreds of migrant children that 80% of the so-called children were actually ...
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Is this weather forecast from Sweden?

Made prominent by Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) with 7K Retweets and 9K Likes, but also retweeted by Lalo Dagach and others: The weather forecast in Sweden vs the weather forecast in Iraq. An ...
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Are Swedish police banned from describing criminals?

From The Independent: Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of ...
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Did a refugee evade arrest by three female police officers in Sweden, as shown in this video?

@PeterSweden7 posted a video with the text: SWEDISH POLICE FIASCO: 3 female cops beaten by 1 male refugee after trying to arrest for arson attacks. Police car SMASHED. The video is apparently a ...
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Did the killer of Arminas Pileckas face charges?

This image is being virally spread I found several articles on the subject. Were there any legal consequences for the alleged killer?
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Do the Swedish police have a special code for immigrant crimes?

An article I read today asserts the Swedish police have a special 'code 291' for crimes committed by muslim immigrants. This code would be used to 'bury' crimes such as sexual assault by refugees. A ...
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Are jihadists returning to Örebro, Sweden given psychological help?

Speisa makes this claim: Jihadists returning to Örebro Municipality will get psychological help. And not only that: Tvärsnytt now reveals that the municipality council are discussing giving them jobs....
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Has the Swedish government determined flying the ISIS flag is not hate speech?

Speisa.com reports that an IS sympathiser in Sweden who flew the ISIS flag will not be prosecuted for incitement to racial hatred The question of the ISIS flag, whether it's a hate symbol in the same ...
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Have 8 out of 10 police officers in Sweden seriously considered quitting due to the danger?

This is one source for the claim. I know Sweden is having increased delinquence but if this claim is true then the real delinquence is way beyond to what it shows on some statisticss. I edit to make ...
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Do Scandinavian-Americans have a higher standard of living than Scandinavians?

A Bloomberg article by the economist Tyler Cowen attributes the following claims to Debunking Utopia: Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism by Nima Sanandaji: Danish-Americans have a measured ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a "rape epidemic?"

The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
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Is Sweden's economy deteriorating fast?

I am rather surprised to read this article: Sweden to become a Third World Country by 2030, according to UN In 2010 Sweden had the 15th place in the HDI rankings but according to UN forecasts, ...
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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?

There's an article titled Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration which says, A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be ...
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Is it routine for Sweden prosecutors to travel to the UK to question people they are looking to arrest?

According to an investigation of the Assange case: The Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny, has refused to come to London to question Assange about allegations of sexual misconduct in Stockholm in 2010 ...
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Are the UK and Sweden in violation of international law with respect to detaining Julian Assange?

According to https://freeassangenow.org/faq and https://justice4assange.com/: Why do the UK and Sweden disobey international law? There is a conflict between the United Kingdom’s obligations to the ...
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Did Muslim immigrants rape over 300 Swedish children in seven months of 2013?

From Top Conservative News: Muslim immigrants raped over 300 Swedish children in seven months of 2013 In the first seven months of 2013, over 1,000 Swedish women reported being raped by Muslim ...
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Does immigration have a positive economical impact on Sweden?

DN.se made an article(2013-06-13) about immigrants contributing economically more than the cost. Immigration is a very hot topic in Sweden, and Sweden have a very high number of refugees. In 2009, ...
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Were lice used for election in medieval Sweden?

Here is a quote from Hans Zinsser's Rats, Lice and History: Lice have even been important in politics. Cowan tells the story of the custom prevailing in Hurdenburg in Sweden, where in the Middle ...
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Did Swedish tax rate ever exceed 100%?

In several places I've seen the claim that some people have at some point in history paid more than 100% taxes in Sweden. The Economist on the Nordic Countries: Astrid Lindgren, the inventor of ...
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Do girls mature more quickly than boys?

In Sweden at least you were always told growing up that girls matured a lot quicker than boys did. Back then I bought that statement as it was, seeing that girls the same age were more interested in ...
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