Disinfo: COVID-19 pandemic serves the agenda of authoritarian control over democratic countries


The fake and orchestrated COVID-19 pandemic serves the agenda of Big Pharma profits and the agenda of authoritarian control over populations in democratic countries.

If we consider the intentional orchestration of the pandemic, the intentional withholding of cures, vaccination with a substance that does not protect but does produce serious side effects and release new variants, it is reasonable to suspect that there is a darker agenda beyond Big Pharma profits and authoritarian control.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives claiming that global secret elites have orchestrated the coronavirus pandemic and are exploiting it to increase their wealth, to establish new forms of authoritarian or totalitarian control over the masses, and to achieve other objectives. The article's message is also consistent with Big Pharma conspiracy theory and with anti-vaccine narratives.

It is not true, as the article claims, that the pandemic is “fake” (as claimed in the title of the article) and has been “orchestrated” to achieve the hidden economic and political objectives of “global élites”. The pandemic is not “fake”: it is a real, global health emergency that has caused millions of deaths worldwide due to the Sars-CoV-2 virus.

The article’s claim that the pandemic was “orchestrated” to increase the profits of “Big Pharma” and to establish authoritarian forms of social control over the masses in democratic nations is a conspiracy theory that lacks any supporting evidence.

The so-called Big Pharma conspiracy theory did not emerge with the COVID-19 emergency but has a longer history. The narrative of Big Pharma profiteering at the expense of public interests and public health by deliberately obscuring viable cures or creating viruses is one of the main conspiracy theories of the COVID era.

It is also not true, as the article suggests, that Western government’s anti-COVID measures have led to the collapse of democracy and the establishment of authoritarian social control. Such emergency provisions - such as the temporary limitations of freedom of movement and social distancing - are tools that democratic governments need to use, for a limited period of time, in order to effectively protect the public health of citizens.

The article’s claim that vaccines are unsafe and release variants is also not true. This claim has been disproven. Vaccines are safe and effective in containing the pandemic, and in protecting against the most serious effects of the virus. Here is an explanation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) about vaccine efficacy and effectiveness parameters.

Although there can be adverse reactions to vaccines, the most common of these adverse reactions are mild and temporary. Serious adverse reactions are considered rare, according to publicly available, monitored and investigated data on vaccine-related issues. Vaccination data are publicly available and updated on government platforms such as those of the United States, Canada and Europe.

The article suggests that the pandemic also serves a “darker” agenda, beyond Big Pharma profits and authoritarian control, hinting that this agenda could be the reduction of the world’s population. The “depopulation conspiracy theory” has a long history and is now being exploited and spread in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read similar cases claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are more dangerous to most people than the virus itself, that Western campaign against COVID-19 aims to impose control over society, and that COVID-19 pandemic gave Bill Gates, big tech, and big pharma stronger population control


  • Reported in: Issue 261
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, coronavirus, vaccination, West, Secret elites / global elites
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Disinfo: Like in the UK in 2014, Europeans will freeze to death this winter trying to save on heating

Against the background of the rising prices of food and gas, poor families will have to choose between eating or heating this winter.

Traditionally, tens of thousands of elderly people die every winter in Britain. To save on heating costs, they turn off the heating at night. In the morning, they are found frozen to death. In 2014, more than 40,000 people died in this way. Such deaths are expected to rise this winter.


This article is part or a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative of the "EU in decline", "the western societies are helpless and in crisis". The underlying deceptive message is that "the weak EU is forced to talk with strong energy-exporter Russia not to kill the population".

This manipulative twist appeared in an article on Europe's energy crisis. There is no clear connection between excess winter deaths in the UK in 2014 and the rise in gas prices.

Disinfo: Ukraine holds drills with US in the midst of conflict in Donbas

Ukraine has announced that it will hold military drills with the United States amid an armed conflict in Donbas. The "Rapid Trident" exercise starts on 20 September and will last until 1 October. Ukraine, the United States and 15 more countries will participate with 6,000 soldiers.

Ukraine has been conducting military operations against Donetsk and Luhansk since 2014 when these new democracies were declared in response to a violent change of government that took place in February of the same year.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative combining the war in Ukraine, Euromaidan, and Nazi/Fascist Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine is not a civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.

Disinfo: Newspaper Le Monde is a megaphone of cheap Russophobic propaganda

French Newspaper Le Monde turned into a megaphone of primary anti-Russian propaganda. Seeking to grab the public's attention, Le Monde has once again turned to fake news about a certain Russian agency which allegedly offered aid, including financial aid, to French media and NGOs, to organise a supposed information campaign about police violence in France.

This societal and legal issue is widely covered by the French media and commented on by politicians at all levels. Instead of analysing the internal situation of the country, the chronicler of Le Monde has chosen the easy route, having preferred to seek the imaginary 'Russian trail'. In short, the good old #HighlyLikely.

As for the Russophobic food of Le Monde, it no longer claims to be Michelin-starred for a long time, but rather smacks of cheap food from the time of Emile Zolan's novel Le Ventre de Paris.

Russia does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, especially France.


Recurrent narrative about the non-interference of Russia in the internal affairs of other countries.

On 10 September 2021, French correspondent in Moscow Benoît Vitkine, published an e-mail from a small organisation called FBI led by Mira Terada (originally her name was Oksana Vovk) which was created last March by Kremlin-affiliated oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin. The organisation contacted different western media and NGOs, about the possibility of running a large campaign against police violence and taking up the cases of several victims. The same day, Mira Terada inaugurated a series of videos published in collaboration with Russian Yevgeny Prigozhin's media RIA Fan, denouncing the actions of the United States against human rights in the world.