Disinfo: The Arab spring was directed by global elites

Summary

The Arab spring was directed by global elites, the US and governments of some western EU member states and it fits into the scenario of the New World Order.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Arab Spring.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: EU, Arab Spring, New World Order, Secret elites / global elites

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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