Disinfo: Under the pretext of the COVID-19, 5G is also expanding in Moldova

Summary

Under the cover of the globalist COVID-19 pandemic, it seems, 5G is expanding in Moldova as well.

Disproof

This is part of the disinformation campaign around 5G. This campaign was fuelled by conspiracy theories claiming that there is a connection between coronavirus and 5G networks. The National Agency for Regulation in Electronic Communications and Information Technology from Moldova (ANRCETI) issued a press release announcing that so far it has issued licenses to service providers and mobile terrestrial electronic communications networks only for the right to use 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, not for 5G. Thus, in the Republic of Moldova, no provider has installed 5G networks.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 197
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Romanian,
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova
  • Keywords: fake news, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders. See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

Disinfo: Crimea rejoined Russia in democratic referendum

Crimea reunified with Russia in 2014 following a successful referendum on the matter in the peninsula. While Western countries and Kiev have not recognised Crimea’s new status and accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s affairs, Moscow has denied any interference claims and insisted that the referendum was carried out in line with international law.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the illegal annexation of Crimea. No international body recognises the so-called referendum, announced 27th of February and held less than three weeks later. On March 27th, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which it stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. The oft-cited figure of 97% has been contested by the Kremlin’s own Human Rights Council, which estimated that only between 30% and 50% of Crimeans took part in the referendum, of which some 50-60% favoured secession. See here for the EU statement on the fifth anniversary of Crimea annexation.

Disinfo: The system of Western values has collapsed

The fight against the coronavirus is not over, but it has become obvious that the Western human-centric system of values has collapsed. Nothing is heard anymore about the LGBT rights. What is now going to happen to toilets for the third gender, that was so loudly discussed in Germany? Where are the demands to organise gay parades? And news about the Western stars changing the gender of their children? Nothing is heard anymore about the German invitation for refugees, and any politician who will return to this topic, will become a political corpse.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Western values, portraying them in the context of moral decline. While the European Union is focused on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains committed it its values, including human dignity. The European Commission has also issued guidance on the implementation of relevant EU rules on asylum and return procedures and on resettlement in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, for the EU members states, to ensure the continuity of procedures and the respect of basic rights. This disinformation message appeared in the same TV broadcast as the claim that the West have disposed of Ukraine like trash. See related examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation, alleging that the global liberal world order has collapsed; that EU and US put profit before health; that coronavirus was sent by God to punish homosexuals and environmentalists.