Disinfo: Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after the defeat of the terrorists

Summary

Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after terrorists, supported by the Western powers, were defeated and the city was freed, as shown by video footage. The video is in opposition to claims by mainstream media which only report the suffering in Aleppo.

Disproof

It is unclear - and unlikely - that the video was taken in Aleppo. Moreover, the video was made by Iranian Press TV, which is dubious. Iran is directly engaged in Syria on the side of Bashar al Assad's regime and its media are not independent

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, Mainstream media, West, Syrian War, Terrorism, The West
  • Outlet: Nová Republika
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Disproof

Withdrawing advertisements from websites is the right of every company. Interpreting this act as an act of censorship is misleading. Reporting about such events cannot be qualified as disinformation or propaganda.

Ukraine’s MFA accuses the EU of betrayal

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Disproof

While visa free travel for Ukrainians has in principle been agreed upon with the EU, it has yet to officially begin. Ms. Zerkal was simply expressing frustration with the process; she was not accusing the EU of betrayal. More details from StopFake.

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Disproof

No evidence given. This message is consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukrainian statehood.