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European mainstream parties and media use Russpohobia to win the European elections

Summary of Disinformation

With European Parliament elections looming, the establishment parties and mainstream media are reaching for the playbook of US Democrats and hyping the specter of ‘Russia’ to drive voters away from the rising tide of populism.

It is the same as ‘Russiagate’ hysteria in the US – the same that failed to win the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, failed to sway the electors into overruling the vote, failed to get Trump impeached, but succeeded in lining the pockets of various experts and think-tank grifters, as well as media figures willing to play fast and loose with facts.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

Russia's attempts at interfering in democratic processes in the US and Europe have been well documented. 

There is no evidence to suggest US democratic party is behind the electoral campaign of pan-European political parties.

For background read: EU Elections Update: Reaping What Was Sown

 

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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 20.05.2019
Language: English
Country: EU
Keywords: EU elections 2019, Democratic Party (US), Russophobia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT English
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