Disinfo: A Syrian refugee with four wifes and 23 children earns...

Summary

A Syrian refugee with four wifes and 23 children earns 360 thousand euro from allowances in Germany.

Disproof

Russian translation of the disinformation article in the Sun above.

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  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/10/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Syria, Germany
  • Keywords: Migration crisis
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The US is preparing for rigging the presidential election, as...

The US is preparing for rigging the presidential election, as they have done before in Russia.

Disproof

There is no evidence of US being involved in previous election fraud in Russia. Furthermore, voter fraud simply does not exist in America at a scale large enough to rig an election. American elections have so many overlapping layers of oversight that experts say manipulating the results would be close to impossible. bit.ly/2es0Hhg, , wapo.st/2ewqtB5, , bit.ly/2fzbSss,

Ukrainian pilots shot down MH17

Ukrainian pilots shot down MH17.

Disproof

The international Joint Investigative Team, comprising authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, is tasked with establishing the facts related to the downing of MH17, identifying those responsible for the crash and collecting evidence which can be used in court. The September 2016 report stated that the missile that shot down MH17 was fired from a Russian vehicle that crossed into Ukraine and then back to Russia again afterwards bbc.in/2cBgBV5, . An earlier investigation performed by open source investigator BellingCat also reached this conclusion bit.ly/2eqcg9r, .

The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution...

The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution in case they attempt to be present at the polls during the US presidential election.

Disproof

No evidence given. Criminal prosecution of diplomats is highly unlikely as they are protected by diplomatic immunity. The Russian Embassy in Washington did issue a statement claiming that it received threats saying that presence of Russian diplomats at the polls could be seen as a criminal act (bit.ly/2ewYima), . This information remains unconfirmed by US authorities.