Fake news has never been easier to spot than when state owned Swedish television, SVT, conducted an interview with the American war reporter Tim Pool, who this week had to get a police escort out of Rinkeby in Stockholm, where it was too dangerous for him to be. Then SVT decided to misquote Pool when adding subtitles - and in plain view of the viewers, who SVT must believe are stupid or something, or at least suck bad in English.
READ: Tim Pool told by police to get out of Rinkeby
It's when Tim Pool mentions alternative media journalist Paul Joseph Watson, who challenged journalists and was willing to pay for them to go to Sweden to review the country's immigrant problems, that the reality was not good enough for SVT. So they simply added a bit extra to the translation.
"We noticed that Paul Joseph Watson, this right wing Trump supporter for Infowars, he put out a challenge. Anyone who thinks that Sweden is safe, he will pay your travel and accommodation," Pool says in the interview.
But when SVT translates the statement and adds subtitles, the state television channel manages to write: "Paul Joseph Watson, right wing extremist," which is definitely not what Tim Pool said.
Watson has addressed SVT on Twitter, where he asks for a retraction:
"Dear @svt - you falsely translated an interview to label me an "extremist".
Please issue an immediate retraction."
READ: Tim Pool threatened in Malmö - you will be shot
VIDEO: Watson on Sweden
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