Disinfo: Greta Thunberg has declared war on white men

Summary

Greta Thunberg has declared war on white men.

The “green madness” that has captured the Western world has already had serious economic consequences. If the two symbolic figures of the global “green movement”, Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, get their way, the world will never be the same again, and Russia and China are likely to remain the last islands of common sense in a world that wants to forget common sense.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West allegedly exploiting the environmental agenda and climate change topic for its own ends. This exact claim appeared last week on RIA Novosti and is now targeting international audiences.

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for “green blows” will be Russia and China, that the climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards, and that Greta Thunberg is a prophet of a new totalitarian wave equaling radical Islam.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg, Climate, Conspiracy

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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