Viralgranskaren is a debunking/fact-checking initiative at the Swedish newspaper Metro. Our goal is to pick up current viral stories and fact-check them, and also raise awareness on the issue of keeping a critical mind online.
In 2014 we won the The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in the innovation category.
– The information in the clip from Bright Side is wrong, something Swedes know about. We're not introducing a 6 hour workday, says Natalie Sial, press secretary for Ylva Johansson, the Swedish minister for employment and integration.
Sweden has for some time had 6-hour work days at a couple of companies and workplaces, but is nowhere near any kind of transition or official change.
The notion got a lot of attention last year when several international news outlets did stories about it. The Swedish-English newspaper The Local addressed the misconceptions in the article "Why Sweden is a long way from six-hour days" and Vice, among others, corrected themselves.
Viralgranskaren has been in contact with Brightside.me, the web page behind the popular video, but we haven't gotten any answers regarding the video so far.
Brightside.me is registered to a man in Tatarstan in Russia.