Disinfo: Americans are controlling German media


The media in Germany is largely dependent on their owners in the United States. Today, none of the chief editors of leading media organizations can be appointed to the position unless they have completed a half-year internship in the American media outlets.



No evidence given. German law does not limit or prohibit foreign ownership of the media. However, foreign ownership is a minor factor in the German media market.

Recurring pro - Kremlin disinformation about US presence in Europe.

Further debunking by Polygraph.


  • Reported in: Issue 127
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, Germany
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Media
  • Outlet: RIA FAN
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Rukban camp on area occupied by the US, like a Nazi concentration camp

The Rukban refugee camp near Syria’s border with Jordan: Fifty thousand people are dying without water, food and medical help, the area is occupied by the US. Rukban is like a Nazi concentration camp.


The use of the word "Nazi" is a recurring disinformation narrative against the West.

Russia has been accused several times of preventing humanitarian aid convoys from entering the Rukban camp in order to starve the population and take back control of the area. The Assad regime and Russian forces have been enforcing a siege cutting off a main route to the camp, refusing access to UN humanitarian missions despite the acute humanitarian crisis as Damascus has to greenlight all delivery of aid inside Syria. At least a dozen people died of starvation and sickness in the month of October according to Syrian and UN sources.

The camp can only be accessed with security cooperation from both Russia and the US and with no veto from the Assad regime.

Al Rukban sits at the border between Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Russia and the Syrian regime, the US and Jordan control its surroundings. The camp falls within the 55-kilometer demilitarized zone between Syria and Jordan, which is under the control of factions from the armed opposition. The camp is located approximately 20 kilometers from the US al Tanf Military Base, which Russia wants the US to evacuate in order to continue its offensive in Southern Syria.

Earlier this month, the UN was able to deliver aid for the first time since January. It was able to do it thanks to "active and positive deconfliction, which is security measures by the Russian Federation, within the area controlled by the Government of Syria, and then by the United States in coordination with Jordan in the area controlled by six armed groups," UN Senior Adviser Jan Egelan told the press in Geneva