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This week we saw geopolitical disinformation narratives focus on the United States, Moldova and Poland.

According to one false narrative, the Russian Navy threatened to ram the USS John McCain, after it allegedly passed into Russian territorial waters. In reality, the vessel was performing what the US Navy describes as a freedom of navigation operation, in what the US and many others considers international waters. Another narrative, surfing on the same wave of projected American aggression, claims Joe Biden is planning to find the next victim for the Pentagon to try out new weapons systems.

Going eastwards, we saw a narrative in which Maia Sandu, President-elect of Moldova, wants to make possible a second Karabakh in Transnistria. And by the way, according to the pro-Kremlin media, Sandu did not win the elections fairly, but by fraud. A third Moldova related case claims that with Sandu at the helm, centrifugal processes will start shortly, leading to the inevitable collapse of the country.

In addition, we observed a web of false stories on Poland and Belarus. Poland and Lithuania are directly controlling the coup in Belarus. Why would Poland want that? Perhaps because the territory of Western Belarus historically belongs to Poland? This was argued by the Polish Prime Minister – again, according to another false narrative. This is followed-up with a lie that Poland calls upon NATO to establish a special military force to be used against Belarus.

Poland is a favourite target this week. A false narrative claims the Polish protests against attempts to revise the role of the USSR in the Katyń Massacre are a denial of reality. We have seen this earlier at the heart of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and as an attempt to distort the truth about the Soviet crimes committed against Poland.

A disinformation week without George Soros would not be complete. Luckily, we exposed the claim that the EU allows Mr Soros to intervene in the internal affairs of European countries. Everything for the same world power, of course. In a similar narrative, COVID-2019 is a pretext for the global oligarchy to take over the word.

In the same vein, the secret, global elite is staging a great reset, a global plan to subjugate humanity. In an even more hyperbolic version, this theme is spiced with Kabbala and Schumpeter elements, mixed together. In this anti-Semitic narrative, the economic theory of creative destruction has very old Jewish roots. Its goal, according to pro-Kremlin disinfo promoting anti-Semitic lunacies, is to evoke a new dawn of humanity.

Weirder still, is the narrative in which Donald Trump was chosen to lead a popular movement against the Deep State of Satan. We must admit there is some logic at work here. According to the Bible, Satan lives in a bottomless pit. So if he would have a state, it must be deep.

We end this week’s review with some highbrow disinformation. According to a pro-Kremlin outlet, the world-famous filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s Nazi ideas are totally contrary to the contemporary degeneration of western society. The claim that Bergman’s films promote Nazi ideology is unfounded. Bergman was candid, recognising his boyhood fascination for Hitler in the 1930s, when he was sixteen years old. Later, as a grown up, he denounced it strongly.


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Date
Title
Outlets
Country
30.11.2020
  • asd.news
Ukraine
30.11.2020
  • Sputnik Lithuania
EU, Belarus, Lithuania
29.11.2020
  • Sputnik Lithuania
Germany, US
29.11.2020
  • Sputnik Lithuania - Russian
EU, Lithuania, Estonia, Baltic states, Latvia
29.11.2020
  • Bloknot Moldova
Moldova, Russia
29.11.2020
  • Rossia 24 - YouTube
US
29.11.2020
  • vesti7.ru
US, Belarus, Ukraine
28.11.2020
  • lenta.ru
Ukraine, Russia
28.11.2020
  • novorosinform.org
US, Ukraine, Russia
28.11.2020
  • Sputnik Greece
Russia
27.11.2020
  • Baltnews Lithuania
EU, US, Lithuania, Baltic states
27.11.2020
  • Sputnik Belarus - Russian
China, Russia
27.11.2020
  • News Front - Russian
Russia
27.11.2020
  • Ritm Evrazii
Ukraine, Russia
27.11.2020
  • addiyar.com,
  • akhbarak.net,
  • alhilalalyoum.com,
  • almehwartoday.com,
  • almehwartoday.com,
  • althurya.net,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • baladi-news.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • Klyoum.com,
  • lebanon.shafaqna.com,
  • lomazoma.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • New Hub,
  • New Hub,
  • nuomnews.com,
  • suhufnet.net,
  • zaitunagency.net
Syria, Russia
27.11.2020
  • News Front - German
US, Ukraine
27.11.2020
  • Sputnik Poland
Poland, Belarus
27.11.2020
  • Sputnik Poland
Poland, Belarus
27.11.2020
  • News Front - German
Poland, Belarus, Lithuania
27.11.2020
  • lenta.ru
Poland, US, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine
27.11.2020
  • Strategic Culture Foundation
US
27.11.2020
  • Strategic Culture Foundation
US
27.11.2020
  • Sputnik English
US, Russia
27.11.2020
  • One World,
  • Oriental Review
US, Russia
26.11.2020
  • RT Arabic ,
  • dowwar.com,
  • New Hub,
  • newsformy.com,
  • mangish.net
US, Russia
26.11.2020
  • Al Minasa Press,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • damaseyes,
  • klivehub.com,
  • lomazoma.com,
  • mwatan.news,
  • New Hub,
  • nuomnews.com,
  • sana.sy
Belarus, Russia
26.11.2020
  • Telekanal ZIK - YouTube
EU, US, Ukraine
26.11.2020
  • News Front - German
Belarus, Lithuania
26.11.2020
  • Katehon - English
EU
26.11.2020
  • Sputnik Poland
EU, Hungary
26.11.2020
  • Sputnik Poland
Poland, Russia
26.11.2020
  • vz.ru
US, Russia
26.11.2020
  • RT France
France, Poland, Germany, Belarus, Russia
25.11.2020
  • News Front - Hungarian
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Russia
25.11.2020
  • RT Arabic ,
  • dowwar.com,
  • syria.shafaqna.com,
  • iq.shafaqna.com,
  • Khabar Masr,
  • newsformy.com
US
25.11.2020
  • RT Arabic ,
  • dowwar.com,
  • New Hub,
  • syria.shafaqna.com,
  • iq.shafaqna.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • Khabar Masr
US, Russia
25.11.2020
  • Tsargrad TV,
  • antimaydan.info,
  • rusdozor.ru
EU, US, Baltic states, Ukraine, Russia
25.11.2020
  • Geopolitica.ru - English
Sweden
25.11.2020
  • One World
UK
25.11.2020
  • Sputnik Poland
Poland, Russia
25.11.2020
  • Sputnik Spain,
  • Sputnik English,
  • Sputnik France,
  • Sputnik Georgia,
  • Sputnik Georgia - Russian,
  • Sputnik Germany,
  • Sputnik Greece,
  • Sputnik Italia,
  • Sputnik Latvia,
  • Sputnik Lithuania,
  • Sputnik Moldova - Romanian,
  • Sputnik Poland,
  • ,
  • Sputnik Arabic - (sptnkne.ws),
  • Sputnik Serbia - Latin
EU, Russia
25.11.2020
  • rg.ru,
  • runews24.ru,
  • TVC,
  • Tsargrad TV,
  • rossaprimavera.ru,
  • ndn.info,
  • TASS - Russian,
  • Ria Novosti,
  • regnum.ru,
  • Izvestia,
  • RT Russia,
  • Izvestia,
  • kp.ru,
EU, Russia
24.11.2020
  • Sputnik Armenia - Russian
Armenia, Ukraine
24.11.2020
  • abrag.akwadon.com,
  • abrag.akwadon.com,
  • akhbarelyaom.com,
  • akhbarelyom,
  • alhilalalyoum.com,
  • almamar.net,
  • almashhadalaraby.com,
  • almasryalyoum.com,
  • alyemenione.com,
  • ansarollah.com,
  • RT Arabic ,
  • center-lcrc.com,
  • dostor.org,
  • fresh-syria.net,
  • Head Topics,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • kachaf.com,
  • Khabar Masr,
  • kol-masr.com,
  • Masrawy,
  • mulhak.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nafeza2world.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • nna.iq,
  • orient-news.net,
  • saadaonline.net,
  • saadaonline.net,
  • sabq-sa.com,
  • sana.sy,
  • shaam.org,
  • shamra,
  • shorouknews.com,
  • thawra,
  • yemen-online.club,
  • yemenmubasher.com,
  • youm7.com
US, Russia
24.11.2020
  • Telekanal ZIK - YouTube
Ukraine
24.11.2020
  • ukraina.ru
Belarus, Ukraine
24.11.2020
  • Sputnik Spain
US, Russia
23.11.2020
  • Rossia 24 - YouTube
Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia
23.11.2020
  • Rossia 24 - YouTube
Ukraine, Russia
23.11.2020
  • novoross.info
UK, US, Ukraine
23.11.2020
  • News Front - Hungarian
Romania, Moldova, Russia
23.11.2020
  • ytro.ru,
  • m3v.ru,
  • pravdoryb.info
Moldova
23.11.2020
  • Katehon - English
EU
23.11.2020
  • Geopolitica.ru - Italian,
  • Geopolitica.ru - English
US
23.11.2020
  • Sputnik Germany
Ukraine, Russia
23.11.2020
  • Geopolitica.ru - Italian,
  • Geopolitica.ru - English
US
23.11.2020
  • Tsargrad TV
Switzerland, Germany, US, Russia
22.11.2020
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • elnashra.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • multies.net,
  • lomazoma.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com
Belarus
22.11.2020
  • vesti7.ru
USSR, France
22.11.2020
  • News Front - Hungarian
EU, Moldova
21.11.2020
  • abrag.akwadon.com,
  • alerfannews.com,
  • RT Arabic ,
  • bawabaa.org,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • kol-masr.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • pediaweek.com,
  • rtarab.com,
  • ru4arab.ru,
  • sahafah24,
  • shamra
Ukraine, Russia
21.11.2020
  • Strategic Culture Foundation
Georgia, Armenia
21.11.2020
  • Telekanal ZIK - YouTube
Ukraine
20.11.2020
  • Tsargrad TV
Ukraine, Russia
20.11.2020
  • Tsargrad TV,
  • InfoRuss
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia
20.11.2020
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • newsformy.com,
  • sana.sy,
  • dostor.org,
  • nuomnews.com
US, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia
20.11.2020
  • Sputnik Belarus - Russian,
  • Ria Novosti
EU, Hungary, Poland
20.11.2020
  • RT Spanish
China, Venezuela, Cuba, US, Russia
19.11.2020
  • Sputnik Czech
US
19.11.2020
  • ukraina.ru
Poland, US, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia
19.11.2020
  • RT France - YouTube,
  • RT France,
  • RT France - Facebook,
  • RT France - Twitter
France
19.11.2020
  • Katehon - English
EU, Canada, UK, US
18.11.2020
  • addiyar.com,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • emarat-news.ae,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabdapp.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • sahafatak.net,
  • sarmad.com
Ukraine, Russia
18.11.2020
  • addiyar.com,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • emarat-news.ae,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabd.com,
  • nabdapp.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • sahafatak.net,
  • sarmad.com
Ukraine, Russia
18.11.2020
  • Geopolitica.ru - Italian,
  • Pravda Report
US
18.11.2020
  • Geopolitica.ru - Italian,
  • Pravda Report
Libya, Syria, US
17.11.2020
  • Katehon - English
EU
17.11.2020
  • Georgia and the World,
  • Tvm.ge,
  • Katyusha
Georgia
16.11.2020
  • Sputnik Czech
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, US, Belarus, Russia
16.11.2020
  • Sputnik Belarus - Russian,
  • Imhoclub
Armenia, Romania, Italy, UK, Moldova, Germany, US, Belarus
16.11.2020
  • pl.rubaltic.ru
Poland, Russia
15.11.2020
  • Sputnik Czech
US
13.11.2020
  • 6060news.com,
  • akhbarak.net,
  • akhbaralyawm.com,
  • Alalam TV,
  • alarabi.press,
  • alarabyanews.com,
  • albawabhnews.com,
  • albawabhnews.com,
  • alekhbarya.com,
  • alhassad.com.eg,
  • alhilalalyoum.com,
  • alkawthartv.com,
  • alyemennews.com,
  • RT Arabic ,
  • RT Arabic ,
  • RT Arabic ,
  • arabicradio.net,
  • arabipress,
  • bahrainhub.net,
  • eltakrer.com,
  • eshraag.com,
  • gulf-one.com,
  • innfrad.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • islamtimes.org,
  • Khabar Masr,
  • kol-masr.com,
  • lomazoma.com,
  • youm7.com,
  • mangish.net,
  • masress.com,
  • menafn.com,
  • Misr Alan,
  • mulhak.com,
  • mwatan.news,
  • nafeza2world.com,
  • nile.eg,
  • rasd.news,
  • saadaonline.net,
  • saadaonline.net,
  • saadaonline.net,
  • sabq-sa.com,
  • shamra,
  • shorouk.news,
  • shorouknews.com,
  • wakalaagency.com,
  • youm7.com
Germany, Russia
13.11.2020
  • Sputnik Belarus - Russian
US, Belarus, Baltic states, Latvia
12.11.2020
  • addiyar.com,
  • addiyar.com,
  • alkhaleej365.com,
  • alwafd,
  • alwafd,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • Sputnik Arabic,
  • elaph.com,
  • Gulf 365,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • iraqnews-in.com,
  • ma9dar.com,
  • nafeza2world.com,
  • news.miralnews.com,
  • newsformy.com,
  • urdupoint.com
Germany, Russia
06.11.2020
  • aravot.am
Iran, UK, Russia
02.11.2020
  • belvpo.com
Poland, Germany, US, Baltic states