Disinfo: The Elites want to end the emotional ties of the family

Summary

Elites have severed the emotional bonds of the family by isolating parents from children and putting grandparents in residences for the elderly.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The article provides no evidence to support its claim that “élites” are deliberately undermining family bonds. The article contains a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative portraying the West as a decadent and immoral society  in which the family institution is collapsing and claiming that Western governments and “global élites” seek to deliberately undermine and destroy traditional family values,  patriarchal societies and religion.

The notion of "threatened values" is one of the master narratives used in pro-Kremlin disinformation, in order to suggest that those committed to decency and traditional values are under attack from liberal “global élites”.

The article’s message is also consistent with recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives  about all-powerful global élites or secret élites ruling the world and controlling leaders. 

See previous cases claiming that the UN and US attack the institution of the family in Slavic countries and that Belgium prosecutes the propagation of traditional family values.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 204
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Western values, European values, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy, LGBT

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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