Mehrere europäische Länder waren in den letzten zwei Wochen kremlfreundlicher Desinformation ausgesetzt.

Sputnik behauptete, dass Litauen totalitären Gesetzen folge und dass alle baltischen Staaten „Sowjetmethoden“ benutzten, um „Sputnik-Journalisten zu bekämpfen“. Es wurde nicht erwähnt, dass alle drei baltischen Staaten in der kürzlich veröffentlichten Weltrangliste der Pressefreiheit auf den oberen Plätzen rangieren. Lesen Sie hier, was Sputnik unter Journalismus versteht.

Demonstrationen gegen Korruption in der Slowakei wurden so dargestellt, als seien sie George Soros’ Versuche, eine Farbrevolution zu finanzieren. Angeblich manipuliere Soros die Lage in Europa (mehr über Desinformationen zu Soros lesen Sie hier).

EU-Mitgliedsstaaten wurde der Raub ukrainischer Erde und die Entwicklung geheimer elektromagnetischer Waffen zur Kontrolle der eigenen Bevölkerung vorgeworfen, sowie (wieder bei Sputnik) der angebliche Auftrag an Al Jazeera, einen inszenierten Chemiewaffenangriff in Syrien zu filmen.

Al Jazeera hat diese letzte Anschuldigung öffentlich abgestritten und als Rufschädigung bezeichnet. Sie passt in das wiederkehrende Muster der Falschmeldungen über den Chemiewaffeneinsatz in Syrien: Kremlfreundliche Medien bezeichneten ihn als Operation unter falscher Flagge; bestritten, dass er überhaupt stattgefunden habe und behaupteten, dass ein weiterer Chemieangriff „in Idlib von den Weißhelmen inszeniert“ werde. Mehr über die kremlfreundliche Desinformationskampagne zum Thema Syrien gibt es hier und hier.

Al Jazeera war mit den Anschuldigungen nicht einverstanden.

Kurz vor der zweiten Runde der französischen Präsidentschaftswahlen gab es weitere Attacken auf Emmanuel Macron. Eine tschechische Webseite behauptete einerseits, dass der Jüdische Kongress es nicht erlauben würde, Macron gewinnen zu lassen, weshalb weitere Terroranschläge zu erwarten seien; andererseits behauptete sie einige Tage später, dass der „Rothschild-dominierte Mainstream entschieden habe, dass Macron gewinnen muss“. Auf derselben Seite stand, dass Macron Marine Le Pen „eine Staatsfeindin“ genannt habe —obwohl er sich dabei in Wirklichkeit auf einen anderen Kandidaten bezogen hatte, nämlich auf Benoît Hamon. Eine weitere Nachrichtenseite behauptete, dass das Land nicht als liberale Demokratie gelten könne und dass der nächste Präsident im Vorhinein vom französischen „Establishment“ gewählt worden sei.

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Vor zwei Wochen wurden die Worte von NATO-Generalsekretär Stoltenberg im russischen Staatsfernsehen verdreht. Letzte Woche standen die NATO und ihre Verbündeten wieder im Fokus kremlfreundlicher Desinformation, wie es vor einigen Monaten zu beobachten war. Tatsächlich sind diese Anschuldigungen so häufig, dass die NATO einen eigenen Teil ihrer Webseite unterhält, um falsche Behauptungen über NATO-Russland Beziehungen richtig zu stellen.

Eine weitere Webseite behauptete, dass die NATO bei der internationalen Militärübung Summer Shield XIV (17. bis 30. April) in Wirklichkeit ihre europäischen Kräfte auf einen Angriff auf Russland vorbereite. Ein anderes kremlfreundliches Medium berichtete, dass NATO-Kommandeure während der Übung russischsprachige Personen neuen physischen, biologischen und anderen Methoden unterwarfen, um wahrscheinlich neue Techniken der hybriden Kriegsführung zu testen und so Psyche und Verhalten zu beeinflussen. Der Fernsehkanal des russischen Verteidigungsministerium „Swesda“ berichtete, dass die NATO-Übung in den baltischen Staaten Säuberungen der Polizei und Strafaktionen beinhalte und darauf abziele, Aufstände und Unruhen zu unterdrücken.

Das lettische Verteidigungsministerium wies im Gegenzug darauf hin, dass dies falsche Informationen seien und es das Ziel solcher Desinformationen sei, das öffentliche Vertrauen in die NATO und ihrer verbündeten Truppen zu untergraben, wie wir bereits erwähnt haben.

Das lettische Verteidigungsministerium warnte auch die Öffentlichkeit vor anderen Falschmeldungen bezüglich der alliierten Kräfte. Einer bezog sich auf US-Soldaten, die in Lettland mit Senfgas vergiftet worden seien. Die Quelle dafür war eine litauische Nachrichtenseite, die gehackt worden war. Ein weiterer Bericht bediente sich einer wiederkehrenden Erfolgsgeschichte kremlfreundlicher Desinformation: die Erfindung sexueller Übergriffe. In diesem Fall ging es um einen Übergriff betrunkener US-Soldaten in Polen, der weder Opfer noch Täter hatte, wie es scheint.

Währenddessen berichteten kremlfreundlichen Medien weiter negativ über die USA: Das Land wurde beschuldigt, hinter Gräueltaten zu stecken wie den Terroranschlägen vom 11. September, der Erschaffung der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat und der Einfädelung des Todes pro-russischer Demonstranten in Odessa 2014.

Die komplette Tabelle der neuesten Berichte mit Falschmeldungen lesen (auf Englisch):

George Soros is manipulating the situation in Europe, influencing the...
Additional details: George Soros is manipulating the situation in Europe, influencing the media. People supporting the recent "march against corruption" in Slovakia are "Soros’s horses“.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2p0rDcW
Disinforming outlet(s): zemavek.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

No evidence given to confirm this conspiracy theory. Soros is often targeted in pro-Kremlin disinformation as already covered here http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2.

Keywords: Corruption, Media, George Soros
Countries: Slovakia
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The migration crisis was planned since World War II
Additional details: The migration crisis was planned since World War II. The same people who supported Hitler now seek to achieve their goals through the UN, EU, media, etc.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pc3Vzf
Disinforming outlet(s): parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Groundless conspiracy theories with no evidence given.

Keywords: WWII, Adolf Hitler, UN, Media, Conspiracy, Migration crisis
Countries: EU
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During the international military exercise Summer Shield XIV in Latvia,...
Additional details: During the international military exercise Summer Shield XIV in Latvia, NATO’s commanders are likely to test new techniques of hybrid warfare by subjecting Russian-speaking individuals to new physical, biological and other methods aimed at altering human psyche and behaviour.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qnljkc
Disinforming outlet(s): Baltnews.lv
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The claims have been highlighted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces http://bit.ly/2p3IpIR.

Keywords: Biological weapons, Hybrid war, NATO, Ethnic Russians
Countries: Latvia, Russia
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The 9/11 attacks were organised by the US
Additional details: The 9/11 attacks were organised by the US.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2oTkK1U
Disinforming outlet(s): paulcraigroberts.org
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating a conspiracy theory that has been debunked many times, see e.g. http://bit.ly/2p1Gunb

Keywords: 9/11, Terrorism, Conspiracy
Countries: US
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The incident that killed an American paramedic in the OSCE...
Additional details: The incident that killed an American paramedic in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in eastern Ukraine was a provocation by a "Ukrainian saboteur" linked to Ukraine's 8th special forces regiments, aimed at breaking down the settlement process in Donbas.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pqAdoM
Disinforming outlet(s): TV Zvezda
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

No evidence given for the claims. The investigation is still ongoing.

Keywords: Provocation, Donbas, OSCE
Countries: Ukraine, US
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Kyiv is removing its homeless from the streets of the...
Additional details: Kyiv is removing its homeless from the streets of the capital before the start of the Eurovision song contest.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pWXQUy
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti.ukr
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

According to Kyiv City police, Vesti did contact the police, who told them the city was working on beefing up security in the capital for Eurovision. The issue of the homeless was never mentioned. http://bit.ly/2qRqV2Q

Keywords: Eurovision
Countries: Ukraine
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The US is bombing Syria on a false pretext of...
Additional details: The US is bombing Syria on a false pretext of fighting ISIS, which the US created and support. // The conditions of civilians in Syria got significantly better after the start of the Russian intervention. // The April 4th chemical attack in Idlib was a false flag operation.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qA3VFA
Disinforming outlet(s): Globalresearch.ca
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

One of the top priorities of the US in Syria is defeating ISIS. http://bit.ly/2oPO19O// Russia has been accused of comitting several war crimes in Syria http://bit.ly/2fPzvtd. // It has already been proven that the attack was not a false flag operation. http://bit.ly/2qAWmOR, http://bit.ly/2oMigR9

Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War, Daesh
Countries: Russia, US, Syria
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There was no chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun
Additional details: There was no chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qgBVuz
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating disinformation articles that have been debunked before, see e.g. Disinformation Review 66 and 67.

Keywords: Khan Sheikhoun, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Countries: Syria
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The 9/11 attacks were organised by the US
Additional details: The 9/11 attacks were organised by the US.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qzGzQf
Disinforming outlet(s): novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the paulcraigroberts.org disinformation article mentioned above.

Keywords: 9/11, Terrorism, Conspiracy
Countries: US
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According to the UN secret documents, already in 1942 the...
Additional details: According to the UN secret documents, already in 1942 the US and the UK knew about the mass massacres of Jews, but did not do anything. They will sacrifice Georgia just like they sacrificed the Jews.
Language / Targeted audience: Georgian
Link to the disinformation: printed outlet
Disinforming outlet(s): Georgia and the World
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Disproof note:

No evidence given.

Keywords: Jews, UN
Countries: UK, Georgia
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The Rothschild dominated mainstream in France ensured Macron's success
Additional details: The Rothschild dominated mainstream in France ensured Macron's success. // Macron wants to entirely abolish the French Work Code. // The sionists cooperated with Adolf Hitler in killing ethnic Jews during the WWII.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pvDJi4
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Anti-semitic conspiracy theories with no evidence given. // Nothing like the abolition of Work Code is in Macron's program: http://bit.ly/2oLTX7u

Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Rothschild, Jews, WWII, Secret elites / global elites, Adolf Hitler, Elections
Countries: France
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France is not a liberal democracy but it is more...
Additional details: France is not a liberal democracy but it is more similar to Putin's Russia or Erdoğan's Turkey, or regimes with lifelong presidents. // Macron was already chosen by the French establishment to be the President.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qiQ4Ek
Disinforming outlet(s): ac24.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

France sees its fourth President since 1999, the beginning of Vladimir Putin's regime. // In France, the President is elected by the people, not by "the establishment".

Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Democracy, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Vladimir Putin
Countries: Turkey, Russia, France
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Emmanuel Macron got divorced from his first wife because she...
Additional details: Emmanuel Macron got divorced from his first wife because she couldn't stand his homosexual affairs. // Macron accused Le Pen of being an enemy of the Republic. // For globalists and sionists, a divided Europe which they can rule more easily is more convenient. The Jewish Congressists won't let Macron win and thus we can expect a staged terrorist attack, maybe even next week.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2psllEJ
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Emmanuel Macron was not married before his current marriage: http://bit.ly/2qbPLLr // It was Hamon who accused Le Pen of being the enemy of the Republic: http://bit.ly/2p1A4o7 // Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Pro-Kremlin outlets often scare with rumours of terror attacks: http://bit.ly/2oAtl67

Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Jews, Marine Le Pen, LGBT
Countries: Europe, France
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French customs officers at Paris Orly airport confiscated a shipment...
Additional details: French customs officers at Paris Orly airport confiscated a shipment of human organs from Ukraine. The intercepted organs were “200 nasal septums and sphincters” and were sent from Dnipro Military Hospital, intended for Saudi Arabia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2ppXR28
Disinforming outlet(s): RusNext.ru
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

No evidence given, and no reports in credible media. Dnipro Military Hospital deputy director Victor Pysanko states that his hospital has never sent any human organs anywhere and called the entire matter ridiculous. Furthermore, nasal septums and sphincters are not organs used for human transplants. http://bit.ly/2ppzf9T

Keywords: Terrorism
Countries: Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, France
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People in the Donbas die from Ukrainian army shelling, but...
Additional details: People in the Donbas die from Ukrainian army shelling, but there has not been one terrorist attack in Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qsQyaR
Disinforming outlet(s): Russian Senator Aleksei Pushkov on Twitter
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

There have been dozens of bombings in Ukrainian cities far from the front line since 2014. There have also been numerous bombings in Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv and, most frequently, Odessa. Further debunking at Polygraph http://bit.ly/2qnUkoT.

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Ukraine
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NATO is preparing its European forces for an attack on...
Additional details: NATO is preparing its European forces for an attack on Russia by rolling out a series of exercises, and international training Summer Shield XIV in Ādaži is one of such activities targeting Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qnlxI1
Disinforming outlet(s): m3v.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The claims have been highlighted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces http://bit.ly/2p3IpIR. The general claim that NATO is threatening Russia has been debunked by NATO http://bit.ly/2a4Xgw8.

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Russia
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Russian military has developed technology capable of neutralizing an adversary’s...
Additional details: Russian military has developed technology capable of neutralizing an adversary’s planes, ships and missiles within a 5,000-kilometer radius, and a Russian warplane successfully tested this electronic jamming device on an American destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, in the Black Sea. This technology could wipe out the entire U.S. Navy.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pDyHjx
Disinforming outlet(s): Vesti.ru
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Russia’s claims about harming the Donald Cook are false, according to Jorge Benitez, director of NATO Source and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. “The Russian fighter jet was unarmed (i.e., no missiles beneath its wings) and there is no evidence that it damaged the U.S. ship in any way.” The U.S. Navy confirms no damage was done to the destroyer. http://bit.ly/2qztN46

Keywords: Black Sea
Countries: Russia, US
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Three darkskinned U.S. soldiers tried to pull a 19-year old...
Additional details: Three darkskinned U.S. soldiers tried to pull a 19-year old female inhabitant of the Polish town Zagan into a dark alley on the night of 9 April. A man who came to the girl’s rescue was severely beaten by the soldiers. It was also reported that the American soldiers were drunk.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pAtAyt
Disinforming outlet(s): regnum.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The claims have been highlighted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces http://bit.ly/2p3IpIR. A Polish blogger has also tried to find the victim and the perpetrators, but they don't seem to exist http://bit.ly/2qyZUkO. We have seen fake accusations similar to this before on several occations http://bit.ly/2mBBvKE.

Keywords: Sexual harassment
Countries: US, Poland
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Three US soldiers in Latvia were hospitalized due to mustard...
Additional details: Three US soldiers in Latvia were hospitalized due to mustard gas poisoning.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: The link to the disinformation article has been removed http://bit.ly/2pqMQ32
Disinforming outlet(s): BNS Lithuania (the website was hacked)
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The BNS article (with the title "Echoes of Syria in Latvia") was a result of their website being hacked. The claims concerning mustard gas have been highlighted among others by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces http://bit.ly/2p3IpIR.

Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack
Countries: Latvia, US
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The anti-corruption march held in Slovakia was just another attempt...
Additional details: The anti-corruption march held in Slovakia was just another attempt at a colour revolution funded by Soros and NGOs.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pApPJv
Disinforming outlet(s): zemavek.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

No evidence given to confirm this conspiracy theory. Soros is often targeted in pro-Kremlin disinformation as already covered here http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2.

Keywords: NGO, Corruption, Colour revolutions, George Soros
Countries: Slovakia
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The US has not made its evidence regarding the downing...
Additional details: The US has not made its evidence regarding the downing of the MH17 public. // The Ukrainain army has used phosphorous bombs on civilians.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pmtatI
Disinforming outlet(s): russia-insider.com
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The US has disclosed the evidence: http://wapo.st/2qIzz7p // Repeating disinformation that has appeared already in 2014: http://bit.ly/2pSqeIY

Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, MH17
Countries: Ukraine, US
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Queen Elizabeth II warns that World War III will start...
Additional details: Queen Elizabeth II warns that World War III will start in 2017.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qyH5hp
Disinforming outlet(s): yournewswire.com
Reported by: Centre for International Relations in the framework of the Centre for International Relations' project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org).
Disproof note:

No evidence given for the claim. The disinformation has been reported previously, one example is given in issue 46 of the Disinformation Review.

Keywords: Queen Elizabeth II, WWIII
Countries: UK
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Ukraine is shelling the area in which the OSCE vehicle...
Additional details: Ukraine is shelling the area in which the OSCE vehicle was hit by a mine on April 23, to hinder the investigation.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pS4Ray
Disinforming outlet(s): Zvezda
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry responded to the accusation and dismissed it as groundless and fake http://bit.ly/2qHzaSU. An interactive map developed by the Ukraine Crisis Media Center that tracks fighting in the occupied eastern territories shows that Ukrainian armed forces have not shelled any area around Pryshyb, the village in Luhansk oblast where the OSCE vehicle hit a mine http://bit.ly/2pXbXZR. On April 23, all shelling in Luhansk province took place in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska and Valuyivsk http://bit.ly/2ppXpB9.

Keywords: OSCE
Countries: Ukraine
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The European Union invested more than 3,5 million euros into...
Additional details: The European Union invested more than 3,5 million euros into the PLATO project, which is supposed to find “the meaning of the EU”.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pqUZEH
Disinforming outlet(s): napalete.sk
Reported by: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Disproof note:

As the PLATO website states, the aim of the project is to investigate the legitimacy of the EU’s responses to the financial crisis. http://bit.ly/2qnmyzX

Keywords: EU regulations
Countries: EU
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Lithuania follows totalitarian laws, while Sputnik fights against intolerance and...
Additional details: Lithuania follows totalitarian laws, while Sputnik fights against intolerance and intransigence and is therefore considered a dissident publication in Lithuania. // The Baltic States use Soviet methods to combat Sputnik journalists.
Language / Targeted audience: Romania
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2prQOZi
Disinforming outlet(s): The editor-in-chief of TV channel Russia Today and of international press agency “Rossiya Segodnya” Margarita Symonian in Sputnik
Reported by: BDR Associates
Disproof note:

No evidence given for the claims. All three Baltic states are well functioning democracies and members of the EU, thereby they adhere to the Treaty of the European Union which is founded on democracy and pluralism, among other fundamental values http://bit.ly/2oTuWY7. Furthermore, Estonia ranks 12th in the world on the 2017 World Press Freedom, with Latvia on 28th place and Lithuania on 36th place out of 180 countries http://bit.ly/1YGtJug.

Keywords: Democracy, Sputnik
Countries: Baltic states, Lithuania
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Kyiv forces waiters and shop clerks to speak Ukrainian
Additional details: Kyiv forces waiters and shop clerks to speak Ukrainian.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qRihlC
Disinforming outlet(s): RIA Novosti
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The Kyiv City Council agreed to explore a new language project, in which the proposals are only recommendations. The language proposal calls on businesses in the capital to use the official state language – Ukrainian in all facets of activity, documentation, advertising, signs, billboards http://bit.ly/2pq40ew.

Keywords: Russian language, State oppression
Countries: Ukraine
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The goal of the recent W20 meeting was to indoctrinate...
Additional details: The goal of the recent W20 meeting was to indoctrinate Ivanka Trump, who has control over the White House, with globalism and to help the interests of the Russian Jewish Congress. Berlin is trying to circumvent Jared Kushner and Goldman Sachs in the White House.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2prTJ49
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

All claims are groundless conspiracies, no evidence given.

Keywords: Jews, Donald Trump
Countries: Russia, US
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The CIA and Victoria Nuland helped the Ukrainian secret service...
Additional details: The CIA and Victoria Nuland helped the Ukrainian secret service to orchestrate deaths of pro-Russian protestors in Odessa in May 2014.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pT8vSL
Disinforming outlet(s): hlavnespravy.sk
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence for this accusation given. // The author of the accussation is a notorious conspiracy theorist, claiming e.g. that a meteorite explosion above the city of Chelyabinsk was a punishment for gay activity in Russia: http://huff.to/2qgHf0l

Keywords: Protest, Victoria Nuland, Secret services, Odessa tragedy, CIA
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Barclays, as a leading globalist bank, wants to lead the...
Additional details: Barclays, as a leading globalist bank, wants to lead the Czech Republic into the "New Europe" governed by "world Jewery" through links between Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and George Soros.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pVCpFh
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Groundless conspiracy theories with no supporting evidence. Pro-Kremlin disinformation often targets George Soros: http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2

Keywords: Jews, George Soros
Countries: Czech Republic
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Barack Obama has founded ISIS
Additional details: Barack Obama has founded ISIS. // The European refugee crisis was an invasion during which Frontex (European Border and Coast Guard Agency) helped the migrants by organizing a shuttle transport.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pXii7N
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating a disinformation that has already been debunked: http://bit.ly/2aW2L2H // Frontex conducts only search and rescue operations near European borders: http://bit.ly/1hxzgne

Keywords: Frontex, Islamisation, Barack Obama, Migration crisis, Daesh
Countries: US
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NATO prepared the plan Barbarossa 2 according to which Russia...
Additional details: NATO prepared the plan Barbarossa 2 according to which Russia should be conquered and occupied by Western countries. Angela Merkel has signed it, too, and Vladimir Putin confronted her with her signature during their last encounter in Sochi.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pW8QUd
Disinforming outlet(s): isstras.eu
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations´ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Pro-Kremlin outlets often invent alleged Western plans to invade Russia.

Keywords: Operation Barbarossa, NATO, Vladimir Putin, The West, Angela Merkel
Countries: Russia, The West
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Another chemical attack will be staged in Idlib, Syria
Additional details: Another chemical attack will be staged in Idlib, Syria. The White Helmets are staging chemical attacks in Syria. They have, for example, stolen kids from a morgue to use them in a staged attack, and cooperated with Al Jazeera on filming another one.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pqpojQ
Disinforming outlet(s): rusvesna.su
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Pro-Kremlin media often spread lies about White Helmets, see e.g.: http://bit.ly/2qIfa2x // Al Jazeera denied the accusation as defamation: http://bit.ly/2qgkryi.

Keywords: Al Jazeera, White Helmets
Countries: Syria
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Another chemical attack will be staged in Idlib, Syria
Additional details: Another chemical attack will be staged in Idlib, Syria. The White Helmets are staging chemical attacks in Syria. They have, for example, stolen kids from a morgue to use them in a staged attack, and cooperated with Al Jazeera on filming another one.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pSIGBh
Disinforming outlet(s): novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the rusvesna.su disinformation mentioned above.

Keywords: Al Jazeera, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Countries: Syria
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The sanctions imposed on Russia were a response to Russia...
Additional details: The sanctions imposed on Russia were a response to Russia conducting an independent foreign policy, as well as a kind of punishment for the people of Crimea fulfilling their legitimate right to self-determination and right to freedom of expression enshrined in the foundational international documents on human rights.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qGb5YG
Disinforming outlet(s): mid.ru
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

The sanctions were imposed on Russia because of the annexation of Crimea: http://bit.ly/2q7gA6P // The Ukrainian Constitution reads "The issues of change of territory of Ukraine can only be decided by an all-Ukrainian referendum" (Article 73); "The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an indivisible part of Ukraine and decides on its policies within the limits determined by the Constitution of Ukraine." (Article 134). http://bit.ly/2eNoUP4. Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it.

Keywords: Democracy, Human rights, Sanctions, Crimea
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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The EU Member States have secret electro-magnetic weapons that can...
Additional details: The EU Member States have secret electro-magnetic weapons that can be used on the European population. Mainstream media are silent about this, which means the Member States are bound to conceal this information.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qgXRpt
Disinforming outlet(s): svobodnenoviny.eu
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Groundless conspiracy theory.

Keywords: Mainstream media, Conspiracy
Countries: EU
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After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on...
Additional details: After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 2, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is advocating ending Russia sanctions.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pbusN8
Disinforming outlet(s): Ukraina.ru
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

What Angela Merkel actually said was that sanctions against Russia can be lifted only when the reasons for which they were imposed, such as the annexation of Crimea, are eliminated. “It is my urgent request to the Russian president to do everything possible to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreement,” Merkel said.http://bit.ly/2qg3DHP

Keywords: Vladimir Putin, Sanctions, Angela Merkel
Countries: Russia
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The EU is robbing Ukraine's soil and resources
Additional details: The EU is robbing Ukraine's soil and resources. // There is a junta/fascist regime in Ukraine.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qh7qoj
Disinforming outlet(s): eadaily.com
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given, often repeated disinformation. // The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people http://bit.ly/1Tl9X7W. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR. Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process http://bit.ly/1VUL9V5.

Keywords: Natural resources, Junta, Nazi/Fascist
Countries: Ukraine, EU
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NATO is deploying forces to the Baltics to protect the...
Additional details: NATO is deploying forces to the Baltics to protect the regimes that are currently in power, NATO exercises in the region include police cleansing and punitive operations. The exercises have nothing to do with repelling an external aggression. They are needed to supress insurgency, riots, and guerrilla movements".
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qgf5mu
Disinforming outlet(s): Zvezda
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence give for the claims. The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia has highlighted increased disinformation around the international training "Summer Shield XVI" held in Latvia with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces. http://bit.ly/2p3IpIR

Keywords: NATO
Countries: Baltic states
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Al Jazeera has filmed staged chemical attacks in Syria
Additional details: Al Jazeera has filmed staged chemical attacks in Syria. Someone from a certain European country has ordered this.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qFj8WD
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik ENG
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Al Jazeera denied the accusation as defamation: http://bit.ly/2qgkryi // On April 7, Sputnik withdrew the disinformation article: http://bit.ly/2pmcF0I, but on April 8, the article was back saying that a "source" had confirmed the original disinformation.

Keywords: Al Jazeera, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Countries: Syria
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Al Jazeera has filmed staged chemical attacks in Syria
Additional details: Al Jazeera has filmed staged chemical attacks in Syria. Someone from a certain European country has ordered this.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pVzaOd
Disinforming outlet(s): Sputnik CZE
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the Sputnik disinformation mentioned above.

Keywords: Al Jazeera, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Countries: Syria
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In the Eurasian Economic Union, the members have equal rights...
Additional details: In the Eurasian Economic Union, the members have equal rights - unlike in the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Armenian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pcvmJ9
Disinforming outlet(s): armenpress.am
Reported by: SUT.am, Union of Informed Citizens
Disproof note:

The Member States of the EU do have equal rights. Decisions under "ordinary legislative procedure" are adopted via the qualitative majority, but the European Council (meeting of the Heads of Member States) mostly takes its decisions by consensus: http://bit.ly/2gf309A // Further debunking here: http://bit.ly/2pXEX3V

Keywords: EEU
Countries: EU
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The plague has broken out among Ukraine’s military in the...
Additional details: The plague has broken out among Ukraine’s military in the port city of Mariupol. Hospitals are filled with soldiers suffering from tularemia, a light form of the plague. The infection is quickly becoming an epidemic and several marines have already died.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qg4sQX
Disinforming outlet(s): REN TV
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Disproof note:

Serhiy Zhmurko, press officer for the Mariupol military region dismissed Basurin’s claim as a complete fake. Ukraine’s Health Ministry reassures that Ukraine’s southern regions have not experienced any unusual infectious outbreaks. http://bit.ly/2plNaN5. Furthermore,Tularemia is not a light form of the plague, as Mr. Basurin claims, rather it is both an animal and human disease, common among deer and rabbits and characterized by high fever and dehydration. Humans can become infected mainly through tick and deer fly bites. The source of the claim is a common source for disinformation.http://bit.ly/2qHxtVb

Countries: Ukraine
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Russophobia is the nature of the current Ukrainian state
Additional details: Russophobia is the nature of the current Ukrainian state.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pWIp0n
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @Pervyi kanal (1:08:13)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

A common piece of disinformation. Whereas the actions of Russia (such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine) are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society, there is no evidence for the claims.

Keywords: Russophobia
Countries: Russia, Ukraine
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Arab revolutions that led to civil wars were organized by...
Additional details: Arab revolutions that led to civil wars were organized by agencies working with George Soros's NGOs. It was there that the plan of an influx of immigrants to Europe began. // The burning of citizens in Odessa in 2014 was a planned action to break the resistance of citizens // The downing of MH17 was planned by the CIA and Kyiv regime.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pVFZPI
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given to confirm this conspiracy theory. Soros is often targetedin pro-Kremlin disinformation as already covered here http://bit.ly/2p0xjU2. // Groundless conspiracy theory. // Repeating a typical pro-Kremlin disinformation that has been debunked many times: http://bit.ly/2a3ZAqS

Keywords: Arab Spring, NGO, Odessa tragedy, CIA, Migration crisis, George Soros, MH17
Countries: Europe, Ukraine
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The USA is developing its anti-ballistic missile defence system because...
Additional details: The USA is developing its anti-ballistic missile defence system because it plans to nuke Russia and China.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qIdO7V
Disinforming outlet(s): paulcraigroberts.org
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating regular pro-Kremlin disinformation.

Keywords: Missile defence system
Countries: China, Russia, US
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Ukraine is a ‘colonial empire’ that has captured Russian, Polish,...
Additional details: Ukraine is a ‘colonial empire’ that has captured Russian, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian territories.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pYvRUc
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Pervaya studiya’ @Pervyi kanal (50:05)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

Ukraine is an independent and sovereign state, and since regaining independence in since 1991 it has not been an empire nor captured any territories, Ukraine also never had ‘colonies’.

Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism
Countries: Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland
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Queen Elizabeth II warns that World War III will start...
Additional details: Queen Elizabeth II warns that World War III will start in 2017.
Language / Targeted audience: Polish
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pqW0wn
Disinforming outlet(s): Wolna Polska
Reported by: Centre for International Relations in the framework of the Centre for International Relations' project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org).
Disproof note:

Polish translation of the Your News Wire disinformation mentioned above

Keywords: Queen Elizabeth II, WWIII
Countries: UK
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The USA is developing its anti-ballistic missile defence system because...
Additional details: The USA is developing its anti-ballistic missile defence system because it plans to nuke Russia and China.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qRIAHB
Disinforming outlet(s): novarepublika.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the paulcraigroberts.org disinformation article mentioned above.

Keywords: Missile defence system
Countries: China, Russia, US
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Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk was killing Russians in Chechnya...
Additional details: Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk was killing Russians in Chechnya in the 1990's.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qAokOp
Disinforming outlet(s): TASS
Reported by: Polygraph.info
Disproof note:

Arseniy Yatsenyuk was studying at a Ukrainian university during this period: http://bit.ly/2p4oNbA

Keywords: Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Countries: Chechnya
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The Malmö police is flooded with dozens of unresolved murders
Additional details: The Malmö police is flooded with dozens of unresolved murders. Mostly murders with racial motives. Police are unable to keep order.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qS7sit
Disinforming outlet(s): euportal.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations´ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund
Disproof note:

There have been more murders than usual during the last year in Malmö. There is however no information about the motives, nor if the murders are connected. Nevertheless, there is still order in Malmö http://bit.ly/2pd7LIB.

Keywords: Rule of law, Racism
Countries: Sweden
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The US has not made its evidence regarding the downing...
Additional details: The US has not made its evidence regarding the downing of the MH17 public. // The Ukrainain army has used phosphorous bombs on civilians.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qIBBEz
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Repeating the russia-insider disinformation mentioned above.

Keywords: MH17
Countries: Ukraine, US
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According to Van der Bellen, the President of Austria, all...
Additional details: According to Van der Bellen, the President of Austria, all women will eventually wear muslim headscarves. Van der Bellen supports the Islamization of Austria, and thinks anyone who take a stand for Western fundamental rights is Islamophobic.
Language / Targeted audience: Hungarian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2oDHBOS
Disinforming outlet(s): Világlátó
Reported by: Political Capital Institute
Disproof note:

No evidence given to support the claims about him. During a talk to students, Mr Van der Bellen suggested all women should wear a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims. Speaking at The House of the European Union in Vienna, he said: 'It is the right of a woman - do men wear headscarves too? - to dress herself however she wants. That is my opinion about it'. http://dailym.ai/2qmasmT

Keywords: Western values, Islamisation, Van der Bellen
Countries: Austria
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According to Die Welt, the European Union organized demonstrations across...
Additional details: According to Die Welt, the European Union organized demonstrations across Eastern and South-European countries using its soft power, which is a tremendous success for EU. Moreover, Die Welt’s journalist concedes, that the European Union should put pressure on national governments to defend “European values”.
Language / Targeted audience: Hungarian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2qe8WEr
Disinforming outlet(s): Hídfő
Reported by: Political Capital Institute
Disproof note:

The cited Die Welt article did not speak about EU-organized demonstrations and events.
http://bit.ly/2oPuYvQ

Keywords: Die Welt, European values
Countries: CEE, SEE, EU
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The US is bombing Syria on a false pretext of...
Additional details: The US is bombing Syria on a false pretext of fighting ISIS, which the US created and supports. // The conditions of civilians in Syria got significantly better after the start of the Russian intervention. // The US is responsible for developing the substance use in the April 4th chemical attack in Idlib, which was a false flag operation.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2oTBHsI
Disinforming outlet(s): Svobodne Noviny
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the Global Research disinformation article mentioned above.

Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War, Daesh
Countries: Russia, US, Syria
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The Euro-oriented part of the Ukrainian society does not want...
Additional details: The Euro-oriented part of the Ukrainian society does not want to re-unite with Donbas.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: http://bit.ly/2pXGEhN
Disinforming outlet(s): lenta.ru
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Disproof note:

No evidence given. On the contrary, the Ukrainian government has many times said they want the occupied territories back: http://bit.ly/2qgVYsw

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Europe, Ukraine
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