Disinfo: Soros financing violent protests in the US. Georgia should ban the Open Society Foundation

Summary

George Soros has been financing Antifa and violent protests in the US. If Georgia does not want US events to happen in Georgia, in the country, they should ban Open Society Foundation in time.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory on George Soros controlling the processes and organising colour revolutions worldwide.

Politifact and Snopes have refuted conspiracies claiming that George Soros has been financing protests after George Floyd's death. The New York Times also reported on online misinformation on George Floyd's death, saying that conspiracy theorists blamed Soros for funding protests against police brutality.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Protest, George Soros
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Protesters in the US are doing the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine

[The protests in the US are] the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine, and they talk the same: “listen, they are only expressing their patriotic opinion”. God forbid there’s blood…

Who are Nazis here [in the US]?

Clearly those who started it, the Afro-Americans. Clearly negroes who are doing hell knows what.

Disproof

An attempt to denigrate the racial justice protests in the US using the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have consistently tried to frame the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology. See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that the Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.

Polish actions against Nord Stream 2 are inconsistent with EU policies – they promote the US interests

The Polish actions against the Nord Stream 2 are largely motivated by politics – they are aimed against the Russian-European energy cooperation. The Polish energy regulator, de facto, executes an order, which corresponds to the interests of the USA, which is looking forward to weakening this project.

Such behaviour from Poland creates serious problems for this country – being an EU member, Poland implements a policy inconsistent with EU policies. Poland undermines its own perspectives of development – Russia has the potential to be a large trading partner for this country.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Nord Stream 2 Project, suggesting the idea that particular European countries protest against it because of the position of the United States.

The statement that the Polish authorities are against the construction of Nord Stream 2 because of the USA's position is a conspiracy theory. The Polish authorities have repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2 is incongruent with the goals of the EU's energy policy. In the opinion of Poland, the pipeline would lead to further monopolisation of the market rather than the diversification of gas supplies to Europe.

Symbols used during the protests in US prove they are directed by Soros and the Democratic party

A boomerang returned to the US: the one they throw all over the world, and primarily the Middle East. Colour revolutions gripped many countries. The same symbols used during these protests prove that the process was controlled […]

We remember well how Soros said that revolutions must take place across the post-Soviet space. These symbols were used in Kyrgyzstan. Even in Armenia, when we said that those were genuine social protests, the same symbols were used. […] They had this symbol here. Who created this symbol and who financed it? I am absolutely certain that the directions for this come form Soros and the Democratic majority, which today is not hindering the development of this racial-civil conflict, which they can influence.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions and George Soros.

The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May, 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. There is no evidence to suggest that the latest wave of protests is pre-arranged, let alone that the US Democratic party or George Soros are involved.