The First Czech Convicted for Spreading Covid Misinformation

Jana Peterková becomes the first person to be convicted for spreading misinformation in the Czech Republic. 

According to court documents, she allegedly posted a false message claiming that some seniors died in a nursing home in Měšice after the vaccination.

“Peterková is obliged to public official apologies on her social networks and website. She also needs to pay financial compensation in the amount of CZK 250,000 crowns and cover the costs of the proceedings,” Falbr said.

“Citizens should refer to official sources for information and avoid spreading unsubstantiated information or false rumours, as these may cause fear and public alarm,” police added.

The court’s decision is not yet final, informed on Friday.

According to the Manipulátoř server, Peterková published an interview with a former employee of the nursing home, V. Vondráčková, claiming the ‘mainstream media’ were ‘silent’ after several elderly people died after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The municipality of Měšice denies all the accusations.

They also informed that the mayor Martin Čacký found out through the director of the company that operates the nursing home that Vondráčková has not worked there since May 2020.

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