Disinfo: CNN and Fox news are pro-Biden and lie all the time, their watchers cannot vote knowingly

Summary

Fox News is very, very criticised by a lot of people here (US) precisely because on election night it attributed Arizona to Joe Biden when only 70% of the ballots had been counted in Arizona. There are demonstrations against Fox News denouncing them as well as CNN. CNN is no longer a news channel worthy of the name. There are lies all the time, it’s a big deal. For democracy to work, people must be able to vote knowingly. There are news channels that no longer practice information. There is no longer any possibility for those who watch these channels to vote knowingly.

Disproof

Message aims at undermining the confidence in US news channels and CNN in particular during the US 2020 Presidential elections.

News Guard rates Fox News as 69.5/100 (This website generally maintains basic standards of credibility and transparency -with significant exceptions) and CNN 87.5/100 (This website mostly adheres to basic standards of credibility and transparency).

In the last US presidential elections votes have been counted and winners declared unofficially by the Associated Press (AP), and not by individual outlets, such as Fox News or CNN. AP has this role for over 170 years. The official results will follow in December.

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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Mainstream media, Joe Biden, CNN

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Disproof

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Disproof

This is an attempt to portray flaws in the democratic system fitting the pro-Kremlin narrative against Western order and democratic values.

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Disproof

This is part of a false narrative claiming Rivotril is prescribed by the French Government to euthanize French people. As during the first confinement, a decree allows medical doctors to prescribe Rivotril, a powerful sedative used in palliative care, to replace Midazolam.

As stated by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, before the National Assembly on November 4th: