In the alleged fight against “fake news”, Facebook has given…

Summary

In the alleged fight against “fake news”, Facebook has given third-party fact-checkers the access to private data and private messages.

Disproof

Untrue. Third-party fact-checkers will have the right to analyze only the shared content (i.e. not the private): bit.ly/2gO3OFX,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 53
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Keywords: Facebook
  • Outlet: ac24.cz
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A Maidan will take place in Belarus

A “Maidan” (overthrowing of the president) will take place in Belarus.

Disproof

No evidence presented and no reports from credible sources concerning this.

US Senator John McCain is a supporter of Daesh

US Senator John McCain is a supporter of Daesh.

Disproof

No evidence given to support this claim and a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that either the US or the West is behind the creation of ISIS/Daesh.This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States has established many terrorist organizations and controls global terrorism. See similar messages herehere and here.

US Senator John McCain among others visited Lithuania on 29 December 2016. On the same day disinformation about the senator was spread in order to compromise him in the eyes of the Lithuanian people.

Daesh was created and trained by the US

Daesh was created and trained by the US.

Disproof

Often repeated disinformation. In 2014 the US created the Global Coalition to counter Daesh bit.ly/1ziAxlq, . Western military action in Syria and Iraq has clearly targeted Daesh. Western support for the Syrian opposition's success in retaking Dabiq represented a major defeat for Daesh.