Alt-Right Hero Mike Cernovich Re-Releases Sweden Documentary That Had Footage From Another Country

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 10:40 pm, March 25, 2017

Alt-Right enabler Mike Cernovich has quietly re-released the documentary about Sweden — that misleadingly used footage from Lithuania — and deleted evidence of the screw up following Heat Street‘s reporting.

As previously noted on Heat Street, Cernovich, in partnership with fellow Pizzagate proliferator Jack Posobiec, awkwardly used footage from Lithuania in their documentary titled INVASION: How Sweden Became the Rape Capital of the West and incorrectly presented it as being from Sweden without telling viewers.

As one example, during a 16-minute dispatch from Sweden, the filmmakers used footage of a glass building with a graphic saying “Malmo, Rosenburg” and an edited note saying “74% unemployment”. In reality, the building is just a restaurant with a shoe shop below in Kaunas, Lithuania:

Cernovich’s documentary (above) / Lithuania (below)

The authors of the documentary issued no apology or explained how they ended up using footage from another country in a movie about Sweden. Repeated requests for comment to Cernovich have gone unanswered. Posobiec declined to comment, saying “I don’t give comments to Fake News blogs”.

More than a week after the initial release of the documentary, however, the filmmakers have re-released the film and quietly scrubbed any evidence of their past screw up.

The movie now has no verifiable footage from another country. The shots from Lithuania have been substituted with amateur footage from what appears to be Sweden.

The original cut of the documentary was available to watch on YouTube, but the link now appears to have been set as “private” and only a new edited version of the movie, uploaded on March 24, is available to the public.

While the original movie still exists on Dropbox shared by Cernovich himself, his tweet with the link urging people to share it “on all social media + monetize” has been deleted.

Posobiec’s tweet dating March 14 promoting the documentary remains live, but it has an old, now unavailable, link to the documentary on YouTube. Cernovich’s tweets with the original cut of the movie on YouTube were deleted.

Both filmmakers have tweeted the documentary again without explaining the changes they made or issuing any retraction and apology for misleading the viewers.