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Did rescue ships really bring 'hundreds of thousands of immigrants each day' to Italy?

In this episode of Fact or Fake, we look at a claim made by Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. At the end of September 2018, he asserted that charity rescue ships were bringing "hundreds of thousands of immigrants each day" to Italian shores. Salvini made the comments in an interview with the right-wing French news magazine Valeurs Actuelles. We've checked, and the numbers are vastly exaggerated.

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