Disinfo: Juan Guaido and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are American and Western puppets

Summary

Juan Guaido and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are American and Western puppets.

Disproof

The article repeats a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative according to which leaders of protest movements against authoritarian regimes are portrayed as US/Western stooges and tools of Western-sponsored “colour revolutions”.

Neither Juan Guaido nor Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are “American/Western puppets”. They are independent actors that have led protest movements in their own countries.

Juan Guaido is the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela who stepped in as an interim president on the basis of the Venezuelan Constitution, after the mass protests in the country following the Presidential election. Juan Guaido was recognised as the interim president of Venezuela by at least 47 countries, against 14 which expressed their ongoing support for Nicolas Maduro.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarusian opposition leader appealed to EU leaders to disregard the results of the election on 9th of August, calling them fraudulent. In the statement issued from Lithuania, where she is exiled, she asked to support the awakening of Belarus. Tikhanovskaya claimed the election results were falsified and protesters had been beaten and tortured.

The protests in Belarus erupted after the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society.

The European Council condemned ,on 19 August 2020, the violence against peaceful protesters and announced that it would soon adopt a list of sanctions for those responsible for violence in Belarus. “As the elections in Belarus were neither free nor fair, and did not meet international standards, the EU does not recognise the results presented by the Belarus authorities” stated a European Council press release.

On the 2nd of October 2020 the EU imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals identified as responsible for repression and intimidation against peaceful demonstrators, opposition members and journalists in the wake of the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, as well as for misconduct of the electoral process.

On the 4th of November EU approved sanctions against a second list of 15 Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, accused of election fraud and repression.

Read similar cases claiming that far-right US stooge Guaido has low support in Venezuela and that Tikhanovskaya is controlled by foreign puppeteers, primarily Lithuanian ones.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: EU, Venezuela, US, Belarus
  • Keywords: Juan Guaido, West, Protest, Colour revolutions
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US Elections are clash of straight people and homosexuals

The 2020 Presidential elections in the United States are an ultimate battle between white, straight people, as well as homosexuals, transgenders and people of colour.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation about the United States in the context of the 2020 presidential elections.

The article was aimed at discrediting now President-Elect Joe Biden by alleging that his presidency marks the end of white and straight people in the country, as well as at downgrading the Presidential race to an alleged culture war.

A media-Soros-neocon coup d'etat has taken place in the US

The recent presidential elections of the United States were essentially a coup d’etat. That demented democrat Biden could declare himself president-elect, is only possible through a coup of special sorts: a media-soros-neocon kind of coup.

Disproof

This is part of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the US election. See other examples in our database, such as claims that the result doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State; that the Guardian exposed how US Democrats exploited mail-in voting irregularities; that an oligarch-sponsored insurrection against the people will take place around election day; or that the US is on the verge of a civil war, and militias are only a reaction against government abuse.

It is also part of a recurring narrative which claims George Soros is manipulating elections. See for example: 1) Romania, 2) Czech Republic or 3) the US elections of 2016.

About two million of dead people voted for Biden

Voting by mail allows cheating. Dead souls that are among Biden’s supporters, understandably, always vote by mail. The number of dead people discovered during the voting is estimated at two million. 1.8 million, specifies the American conservative public organisation Judicial Watch and gives examples of electoral districts where there are more names on the voter lists than living citizens with the right to vote.

State voter lists are updated so infrequently that ballots are issued to those who have died a long time ago. And after all, dead people voted. Donna Brydges, born in 1901, is dead. But the system shows that the 119-year-old voter has made a choice. In Pennsylvania, 20,000 ballots were distributed to the dead people.

A collage is popular on the web: Biden in the cemetery says “thank you for voting”. While exploring the Michigan Electoral Commission website, American voters discovered the concept of “dead souls.” For example, William Bradley. He received the ballot, sent it, and his vote was counted. The man is born in 1902. How many more of these votes did Biden get? Searching another database reveals that William Bradley died back in 1984.

Disproof

The voter named William Bradley is alive and is 61 years old, fact check by USA Today shows. He has the same name and the same address, as his ancestor born in 1902, explains Meduza.

The claim of dead people's voting is misinformation, as explained by Michigan's Department of State: "Deceased voters' ballots are not counted. Ballots of voters who have died are rejected in Michigan, even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day. On rare occasions, a ballot received for a living voter may be recorded in a way that makes it appear as if the voter is dead. This can be because of voters with similar names, where the ballot is accidentally recorded as voted by John Smith Sr when it was actually voted by John Smith Jr; or because of inaccurately recorded birth dates in the qualified voter file; for example, someone born in 1990 accidentally recorded as born in 1890. In such scenarios, no one ineligible has actually voted, and there is no impact on the outcome of the election. Local clerks can correct the issue when it is brought to their attention".