<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today

false
false

CLAIM ID

007ad693

An image shows shops in Prague that have put up signs prohibiting Ukrainians from entering.

The images being circulated on social media are digitally altered.


Context:

Images of two shops in Prague have been circulating on social media. The pictures show a sticker with a Ukrainian flag pasted on the shop windows, stating that "Ukrainians are not allowed to enter because of increased cases of theft and violence." The claims come amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, both the shop owners have denied the allegations of having displayed any such sticker.


In fact:

On May 26, 2022, a photojournalist from a regional newspaper in the Czech Republic, 'Prazsky.denik', visited the store but didn't find the sticker on the shop window as claimed. Also, when asked, the store's salesman denied using any such sticker. Furthermore, Ms. Marcela, the owner at Karlín, and Lenka Vrzalova, the owner of Inside Fashion store, denied the claims and said it was a photomontage, iDNES.cz reported. According to Aktuálně.cz news, the fake images were originally published on May 26, 2022, by Prague Morning, which subsequently deleted the article. On May 26, 2022, Prague Morning tweeted and apologized on Twitter for sharing an altered image.


The verdict:

Considering the images have been doctored and circulated with false narratives, it's clear that claims about Ukrainian refugees being banned from entering stores in Prague are baseless. Therefore, we mark the claim as false.

Have a question or correction?

Please tell us if you think this claim had been misjudged or requires correction by sending us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and do some additional research to double check if we can verify the new information

Fact Check of the Day

false

Plan B drugs can cause abortion or miscarriage.