Disinfo: Soros network directly involved in the presidential elections and the government crisis in Romania

Summary

Presidential advisers, former presidential advisers, recently appointed as judges at the Constitutional Court, chief of the most important internal secret service, as well as a designated prime minister, and some others still have links to the network of NGOs funded by Soros.

All these forces are now concentrated in one direction: the government of Iohannis who will organize the elections for him, with a view to re-election for a new term.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring disinformation narrative about George Soros as a man interested in destabilising the situation in different countries in order to overthrow the official authorities of the states. The narrative is also a conspiracy theory, presenting George Soros and the United States as being behind street protests and spreading chaos in post-Soviet countries and in Eastern Europe.

Open Society Foundation, founded by George Soros, worked in Romania from 1990 to 2017, implementing projects in many fields, such as human rights, media freedom, democracy, justice, etc.

Read a similar case, claiming that George Soros influenced public politics in Romania.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, George Soros

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