Disinfo: SVR: former High Representative of the UN died before testifying against Clinton


According to the report of Russian intelligence service SVR, former High Representative of the UN John Ash has been found dead in his house. He should have testified against Hillary Clinton.


Former U.N. Diplomat John Ashe did die in a June 2016 accident, but his trial was not set to begin five days later, and he wasn't testifying against Hillary Clinton. Ash should have stood trial because of the suspicion of tax fraud and bribery mostly at the hands of Chinese investors. He was supposed to help them arrange a UN conference center in Macau. Ashe died in a weight-lifting accident when a barbell he was lifting from a bench dropped on his neck. The Czech translation is based on whatdoesitmean.com disinformation article.


  • Reported in: Issue 33
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Hillary Clinton
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Disinfo: The true cradle of humankind is not Africa but Siberia

The true cradle of humankind is not Africa but Siberia. The US wants to destroy the Russian Federation and divide it into a number of independent states.


No evidence given. The US respects Russia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Disinfo: Banning Russian olympic athletes is part of hybrid war

The recent moves of the West to ban Russian athletes from the Summer Olympics in Rio (including the expected suspension of Russian heavyweight athletes) come as part of the hybrid war that the West is waging against Russia.


Repeating an already debunked myth. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. WADA's regulations equally apply to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin. Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister has also acknowledged that doping problems existed among its athletes and apologised for the "serious mistakes" made by Russian officials, coaches and athletes.

Disinfo: Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive.


Repeating a previously debunked disinformation by Stopfake: "the video appears to be spliced together, some footage is clear, some blurry. The difference in quality between various frames is apparent and makes one wonder how the footage was filmed. It is also unclear who the men are or that they are in fact Ukrainian military as they are not wearing Ukrainian uniforms or obvious insignia."