Disinfo: George Soros and his companions attempted to manipulate the US elections

Summary

During the US presidential elections, George Soros and his companions were trying to manipulate them.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming George Soros aims to destabilise countries and topple regimes. See here for similar cases.

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  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: George Soros, Elections
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Stalin built 20,000 churches in Georgia after the end of World War Two

Stalin built 20,000 churches in Georgia after the end of the Second World War. Stalin also opened religious educational institutions (seminaries and academies).

Disproof

On the contrary, at the initiative of Joseph Stalin, around 1,212 churches and monasteries were demolished in Georgia during his rule. Between 1921-1953, around 1,305 religious buildings were shut down or utilized for other purposes. Throughout this period, around 3,407 members of clergy were purged. About 29 churches were reopened in 1945. More details from Mythdetector.

The local councils in eastern Aleppo do not represent the people

The local councils in eastern Aleppo are self-proclaimed and far from representing the people. They are playing up to terrorists and obstruct UN humanitarian relief efforts.

Disproof

The local councils and all directorates in Aleppo, including the Local Council of Aleppo Governorate, are exclusively civil, vetted and financed by the West. No member of the military groups has any presence or decision-making power within the council or the directorates. Members are all civilians, selected without any interference from the armed groups. There is no cooperation between the competing “Islamic Directorate of Services” and the local council or any of its institutions. Brita Hagi Hasan, the President of the Local Council of East Aleppo has been shortlisted for the 2016 World Mayor Prize

The Ukrainian Health Ministry will no longer help cancer patients

The Ukrainian Health Ministry will no longer help cancer patients.

Disproof

The Ministry of Health responded to this fake story with a statement explaining that Ukraine was not ending financing the cancer programs, quite the opposite. Financing for cancer medicines for 2017 was sizably increased and the Ministry’s cancer support was simply changing its name from program to measures. More details from StopFake