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Emmanuel Macron's campaign has been funded by Saudi Arabia, since he is their preferred candidate in the French presidential election.

Summary of Disinformation

Emmanuel Macron’s campaign has been funded by Saudi Arabia, since he is their preferred candidate in the French presidential election.

Disproof

The site on which the story appears is a perfect copy of that of the Belgian newspaper Le Soir — with a different URL. The official website of Le Soir quickly denied that the story had come from their newsroom bit.ly/2mNdzn4, . // This messaging is in line with the pro-Kremlin messaging.

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Reported in: Issue 61
Date: 24.02.2017
Language: French
Country: Saudi Arabia, France
Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Elections
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Fake version of Belgian newspaper Le Soir
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