Disinfo: Imposing the wearing of masks is a crime against humanity and an abuse against children


Imposing the wearing of masks, allegedly to reduce contamination with Covid 19, is a crime against humanity and an abuse against children. Breathing our exhaled air will undoubtedly create an oxygen deficiency and an influx of carbon dioxide.


It is a conspiracy theory promoted intensely since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Stopfals.md portal talked to several doctors in Moldova who have to wear masks all day, not only during the pandemic. These specialists deny the speculation that the mask would damage the brain or respiratory organs and urge people to follow the rules of protection.

The World Health Organization (WHO) dismantles the myth that prolonged use of medical masks causes oxygen deficiency.



  • Reported in: Issue 217
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: coronavirus


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The EU suffered the most serious damage as a result of the exchange of sectoral sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western sanctions on Russia claiming that they have backfired. Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia with the latest ones applied in October 2020. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea,  the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine and the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

According to research into the effect of sanctions, the cumulative export loss to Russia during 2014-2018 is estimated at EUR 30 billion (about -0.2% of EU’s GDP in 2018), incurred largely during 2014-2016, as EU exports to Russia recovered in 2017. While these sanctions do affect the EU's economy, the EU-wide impacts of the export losses are estimated at less than 0.2% of total value-added and employment.

NATO does not serve the purpose of war prevention, it continues to wage wars

The military alliance NATO does not serve the purpose of war prevention. It has waged and continues to wage wars.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative about belligerent NATO, portraying the Alliance as a threat to peace.

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. NATO is regularly updating the military requirements for civilian infrastructure, at a time when there are increased challenges to security.

The US develops biological weapons in Ukrainian laboratories

The US develops biological weapons in Ukrainian laboratories.

The Americans have achieved far greater success with the expansion of biological laboratories in Ukraine. There are at least 15 such facilities, the American Embassy in Kyiv admitted a few months ago – all of them supervised by the Pentagon. The first laboratory is said to have been founded in 2005, still under President Yushchenko. Nevertheless, Washington declares (without giving any concrete details) that the facilities will only serve civilian, scientific purposes. Experts assume, however, that biological weapons will be developed there.


Recurring conspiracy theory alleging that the United States develops biological weapons and has secret biological laboratories around the world. The disinformation claim also capitalises on the oft-recurring conspiracy theory about laboratories in Ukraine, as well as the Lugar Lab in Georgia.

The US Embassy in Ukraine has repeatedly denied the "creation of military biological laboratories" in Ukraine.