It works in Finland all the same. We got the absurd "civilization being destroyed in Finland due to university budget cuts" story on Slashdot for the exact same reason -- the politically lefty types want to create a negative sentiment abroad that they can then point to, and demand that we must do something to fix our emerging bad reputation. As if we'd been seen as some shining beacon of everything great and good before...
Mean-while the Swedish left know that Sweden was the shining beacon of everything right in moral and society, until the RACISTS came and ruin it all thanks to the oh so aggressive and hateful right-wing media (You may not know Swedish media but it's rather full of denial, "taking responsibility" for not letting out the truth or post negative news or opinions about immigration and an enormous share of relativism when it comes to immigrant criminality vs events which involve the horrible Swedish white men.)
If only Sweden was a little (=a lot) more totalitarian, expressing your opinion or the truth was a little more forbidden and everyone lied and sang "no racists on our streets!" a little louder and more often all would be well! Because reality can't hurt us! Only expressing what's reality can!
Mean-while in Sweden new police departments to tackle
Swedish integrity laws stop at two years of possible jail-time so by setting it at four they can demand out IP logs and such for these heavy offenses by those who wonder or want to say what's really going on.
Welcome to Sweden: