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Published: 4 october 2019 14:38

Do not be misled: fictitious figures inciting conflict in the discussion on Jonas Noreika

Prie Vrublevskių bibliotekos ruošiamasi Jono Noreikos pagerbimui
Luko Balandžio / 15min nuotr. / New plaque to Jonas Noreika at the Vrublevskiai Library

Open wounds in historical memory are rocket fuel for inciting antagonisms and the carousel of smashed, rebuilt and smeared with paint memorials is exploited by more than just those with political ambition. Potentially fictional Facebook personalities are also adding fuel to the historical fire.

Tensions surrounding the memory of General Storm are high, thus even a little known social media profile can obtain vast spread of entries that are created with care. One such entry belongs to a Facebook personage, who has taken the name of Skirmantas Galeckas.

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