Disinfo: Coronavirus: Distance working allows corporations to limit social obligations to the workforce

Summary

Global corporations are exploiting the crisis to shape their business processes and pushing forward the concept of distance working (from home). So, they would be able to reduce costs and say goodbye to their already limited social obligations.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

The measures of quarantine and social distancing, including work from home, have been implemented by numerous countries around the world.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

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  • Reported in: Issue189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory
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The myth about “European unity” is destroyed; only “Bad guys” like China and Cuba offer help with the coronavirus

The virus outbreak became a useful pretext for a further regionalization of the world that breaks into seprated economic political clusters. The myth about the ‘European unity’ as well as the ‘Euro-Atlantic’ one is destroyed. All states are fighting the crisis almost alone. Only so-called “bad guys” like China, Venezuela or Cuba are offering their help to other states.

Governments are strengthening surveillance and security measures limiting freedoms of citizens.

Disproof

An unfounded claim.

The European Union is taking steps to cushion the blow of the pandemic to people’s livelihoods and the economy.  The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and set up a EUR 37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector. Read more about the EU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

The Washington establishment attacked China with the coronavirus: Russia is the next target

The outbreak is exploited by the Washington establishment and its allies to increase pressure on the opponents of the US-dominated global order. China became the first target of the attack. Now, similar developments could be observed in Russia. Large Russian cities and even government bodies (like the foreign ministry) are being targeted by waves of fake news and artificial hysteria. Anti-government, Western-backed forces operating inside Russia will likely work to exploit the coronavirus narrative to destabilize the situation in the country;

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

Financial circles and governments are using the coronavirus crisis to achieve own goals

Financial circles and governments are using the coronavirus crisis in order to achieve own financial and political goals, as well as to cover crisis developments in the global economy (the Saudi offensive on the oil market is another sign of the crisis).

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.