Disinfo: Brexit shows that 500 million Europeans said no to the United States of Europe

Summary

Brexit indicates that 500 million European citizens said no to the United States of Europe.

Disproof

There is no such thing as "United States of Europe". The results of the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union indicate the balance of opinion of 33 million British voters who participated in the Referendum. While over 16 million voters chose to remain a member of the EU, 17 million voted against the UK's EU membership.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 33
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: Brexit, United States of Europe, European Union
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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.

Disproof

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

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.

Disproof

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.

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive.

Disproof

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."