Disinfo: Eastern Europe is a testing ground for NATO

Summary

Eastern Europe is a testing ground for NATO. This [accidental missile launch] would never happen in Germany, France or Italy, but Estonia, Romania and Poland are second class countries for NATO.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on NATO and Eastern Europe. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=nato&disinfo_issue=&date=,

A Spanish Eurofighter EF2000 jet accidentally fired an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) during a training mission in Estonia. Read more on pro-Kremlin narratives of the incident on DFRLab: medium.com/dfrlab/balticbrief-accidental-missile-launched-over-estonia-26fe8c222a2b,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/08/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Italy, Romania, Estonia, Germany, Poland, France
  • Keywords: NATO
  • Outlet: Gazeta, Ria Novosti
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Germany doubts that Russia is responsible for Salisbury attack

Germany doubts that Russia is responsible for Salisbury attack.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The headline is based on the personal opinion of a single German politician..

US Democrats want to turn Facebook into a tool of manipulating the voters

US Democrats want to turn Facebook into a tool of manipulating the voters and to a source of legalised leak of personal information of the users.

Disproof

According to Raffi Krikorian, the Democratic National Committee's chief technology officer and a former Uber executive, the proposal would allow Democrats and Republicans alike to combat misinformation by serving those people accurate information:

"Krikorian wants Facebook to go even further and identify audiences that have seen the content so the DNC -- or the Republican National Committee, for that matter -- can serve those people correct information. Krikorian said he's not calling on Facebook to identify individual users, only the audiences that have seen the misinformation. For example, if Ohio college students receive bogus details on their polling location, the DNC wants to know that so it can deliver accurate information to that same audience." money.cnn.com/2018/08/08/technology/dnc-facebook-disinformation/index.html,

Crimea is part of Russia, the process is irreversible

In the West, acknowledging Crimea as part of Russia is gaining a momentum.

Crimea is part of Russia, over time it will be marked as such in all the maps of the world. The process is irreversible, says a German politician.

Disproof

Crimea is part of Ukraine and illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and states that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

EU's sanctions remain in place because of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/06/18/illegal-annexation-of-crimea-and-sevastopol-eu-extends-sanctions-by-one-year/,