Here is the press release, the language of which is reminiscent of the GDR’s unjust regime:
The AfD parliamentary group in Schwerin is accused of having a connection to a dubious offshore company. This is the result of research by the news website netzpolitik.org. The agency New Network Communications (NNC), allegedly based in London, is run by two Austrians – and is responsible for the right-wing disinformation website “Unser Mitteleuropa” (Our Central Europe).
The portal “Our Central Europe” is a place for anti-Islam and anti-migration articles and spreads doubts about climate change and Corona vaccinations. The research centre Correctiv has checked articles from “Our Central Europe” for their truthfulness, and finally declared that the portal spreads false quotes and makes misleading claims. As media owner noted in the imprint: NCC.
In addition, the company covertly operates a campaign website called “Akte Borchardt”, which attacks Barbara Borchardt (Die Linke), judge at the state constitutional court, and spreads conspiracy narratives. The site writes of a “GDR 2.0”, and speculates about a “possible rope relationship” between Borchardt and Chancellor Angela Merkel. And again, the work of the AfD parliamentary group in Schwerin is advertised.
(She is a member of the proven left-wing extremist organisation ‘Anti-Capitalist Left’ (AKL), and was a member of the ruling SED in GDR times, Ed.)
Meanwhile, the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution is looking into the connection between the company and the parliamentary group. Especially “[…] with regard to ‘security-endangering or secret service activities within the scope of the Basic Law for a foreign power’ in the area of the federal state and with regard to ‘endeavours directed against the idea of international understanding or against the peaceful coexistence of peoples'”, explains spokeswoman Marion Schlender in response to a Nordkurier enquiry. “On this basis, the facts of the case are being examined.”