Disinfo: Neoliberal countries don’t care about containing the coronavirus epidemic

Summary

Neoliberal countries don’t care about containing the coronavirus epidemic because in these countries the economy is more important than the public interest. Here in Italy in order to contain the virus we have closed down everything and we are putting at risk our entire economy. Instead of gratitude for our efforts, foreign countries are humiliating us. A year from now the virus will come back to Italy imported from neoliberal countries that did nothing to contain it.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is given to support the article’s claim that neoliberal countries (that is, countries with free-market economies) “do not care” about fighting coronavirus and are doing nothing to contain it.

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the China coronavirus blaming US and the West for having spread the disease or for not doing anything to contain it.

The fight against coronavirus is a global fight and all the countries have been putting efforts to contain epidemic and to find a vaccine. Read here the WHO's Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus.

Read here other disinformation cases on coronavirus claiming that the coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the UKand that the coronavirus is an American biological weapon.

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  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Italy, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory
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Crimea became Russian in full compliance with international law after a referendum

In 2014, there has been a referendum in which the people of Crimea voted to unite with Russia in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. Now the issue is definitely closed.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum.

On 26 February 2014 the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government. The next day a referendum was announced and a vote was held on March 16, 2014 in the Peninsula of Crimea. The territory was then controlled by Russian forces, though neither Ukrainian nor Russian election code was observed.  The European Commission for Democracy through Law, known as as the Venice Commission, declared that the referendum was illegal under both Ukrainian and Crimean Constitutions, and violated international standards and norms.

CIA-controlled SBU shot MH17

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) shot flight MH17. They used a rocket from the stockpiles of the Ministry of Defense. The SBU was acting with the guidance of CIA officers. Many consider the SBU the Ukrainian branch of the CIA: after the coup of February 2014, American secret services received an entire floor to use in the SBU HQ. American involvement in the downing of MH17 is indicated by the fact that no US citizens were on the flight. After shooting down the plane, they have been involved in openly falsifying results. They did this for five years; so the murderers carried out the investigation. The SBU is certainly the one who committed the crime.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to discredit the International Joint Investigation (JIT) into the downing of flight MH17.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) - which is comprised of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service officials and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine - has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has concluded that the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17 originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

The coronavirus outbreak is a lie

The coronavirus outbreak is a lie! Why not? Published figures can be easily fabricated or related to other diseases. You can easily organise a false epidemic (and brainwash billions of people).

Disproof

Conspiracy theory claiming that some diseases are intentionally spread as a biological weapon against some states or are being invented to create panic aiming to achieve hidden goals. More cases on the coronavirus here.

No evidence given. SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus is a virus which causes respiratory disease. From its first detection in December 2019, in Wuan, China, to 7 March 2020, the global number of confirmed cases has surpassed 100 000, according to the World Health Organization. Apart from China, there are confirmed cases on all continents.