Disinfo: France is not a liberal democracy but it is more…

Summary

France is not a liberal democracy but it is more similar to Putin’s Russia or Erdoğan’s Turkey, or regimes with lifelong presidents. // Macron was already chosen by the French establishment to be the President.

Disproof

France sees its fourth President since 1999, the beginning of Vladimir Putin's regime. // In France, the President is elected by the people, not by "the establishment".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Turkey, Russia, France
  • Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Democracy, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Vladimir Putin

Disclaimer

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During the international military exercise Summer Shield XIV in Latvia,…

During the international military exercise Summer Shield XIV in Latvia, NATO’s commanders are likely to test new techniques of hybrid warfare by subjecting Russian-speaking individuals to new physical, biological and other methods aimed at altering human psyche and behaviour.

Disproof

No evidence given. The claims have been highlighted by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces bit.ly/2p3IpIR, .