Facebook is in the service of the US State Department

Summary

While Facebook is officially a commercial service, it has in fact been drawn into the service of the US State Department.

Facebook’s fight against fake news is only a facade – in fact, it is a fight against objectionable content and for the promotion of a single narrative that benefits the State Department, Soros, and others.

 

 

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about the US and social media companies. The claim is made without any supporting evidence.

Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Contrary to its being in the service of the US State Department, the US government is actually investigating Facebook. Its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was called to testify before Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and revelations about the platform's role in the dissemination of Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

See earlier disinformation messages alleging excessive control over Facebook by American security bodies here and here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, US
  • Keywords: Facebook, Deep state, George Soros
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Nowadays the majority of newborns in Brussels are from the new Islamic community.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about migrants and Islamisation.

There is no data proving the claim that the majority of infants currently born in Brussels are from the new Islamic community. According to the Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis, the precise data cannot be acquired. However, data from the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences shows that the dominant religion in Belgium is Catholicism (52,9% in 2015), while there are only 5,2% Muslims in the country.

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This is a discriminatory law that implies punitive measures.  If it comes into force, it will significantly affect the literacy of the population of Ukraine and greatly impoverish it culturally.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and discrimination against Russian speakers.

The Verkhovna Rada passed on April 25 the law "On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language". The law establishes mandatory use of the Ukrainian language in most areas of public and communal life, including the mass media.