The idea of Sweden as a nation in crisis is spreading.
With influential news outlets describing no-go zones, lawlessness and the banning of Christmas lights, Bad Sweden has become a compelling story told by populist leaders across the world.
When truth and falsehood are merging, Bad Sweden is now challenging the Good Sweden story of exceptional social, business and creative success. But why? And for whose benefit?
Paul Rapacioli is the founder of The Local, providing Europe's news in English to more than five million people each month.
Drawing on a decade of news coverage, Good Sweden, Bad Sweden is his account of how the country's story is being told in a post-truth world.