Disinfo: Anglo-Saxons changing the rules and cancelling globalisation because China began to win

Summary

China won globalisation which made the Anglo-Saxons change the rules of the game because they cannot allow the Chinese to lead. The Anglo-Saxons decided to totally destroy the model of globalisation and to start from scratch, and this was basically implemented. The globalisation model was torn to pieces and we returned to the Westphalia system.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory aimed at discrediting the West and the so-called Anglo-Saxons. In the pro-Kremlin media, the term “Anglo-Saxons” means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis. There are no grounds to believe that Anglo-Saxons crashed the globalisation system in order to prevent China's global leadership. See earlier disinformation cases alleging that coronavirus is the West’s revenge for China refusing to become hostile towards Russia, and that coronavirus is a Western tool to attack the Chinese economy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 193
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/04/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, UK, US
  • Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites". The Mayor of Moscow imposed increasingly tighter quarantine measures as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moscow surpassed 1000, on the 30th of March 2020. As of April 6th, 2020 there were over 6000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia.

The campaign predicting hundreds of thousands of deaths by COVID-19 is a lie

Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated “predictions” that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die.

These are boldface lies. [—]

The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to trigger the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

This is the true picture of what is happening. “Planet Lockdown” is an encroachment on civil liberties. Entire national economies are in jeopardy. In some countries martial law has been declared.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders. The number of people, sick with COVID-19 has surpassed 1 million; more than 60.000 people have died (5 April). See latest situation report from the WHO here. See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about coronavirus here.

Ukraine is now a colony of the IMF and George Soros

The IMF, with Comrade Soros and his group, are operating this channel of external control. The fact that they [Ukraine] agreed to a deal with them on the land [reform] and everything else […] is a very obvious illustration of colonial administration [being established].

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is controlled by the IMF and people like George Soros. The other part of the disinformation is about the law on the land market, which has recently been adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government; it is not controlled by the IMF or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. You can find several disinformation cases on Ukraine being under foreign control. The claim that the adoption of the law on the land market is an illustration of foreign control is false. The law states that only Ukrainian citizens and companies registered in Ukraine and under Ukrainian law will be eligible to buy agricultural land in Ukraine. Other restrictions are prescribed by the law. See previous narratives alleging that George Soros will buy all banks and land in Ukraine.