Disinfo: The coronavirus vaccine will reduce the population

Summary

The new coronavirus vaccine will be used to reduce the population. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides funding of up to100 million USD for discovering better ways to identify, isolate and treat cases of new coronavirus infection.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support the claim.It is a pro-Kremlin narrative against billionaire Bill Gates and attacking vaccination programmes. Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, became a frequent target of conspiracy theory followers and is being accused of sponsoring and creating coronavirus, for aspiring to reduce the population and poison it with vaccines. 

Similar cases about Bill Gates can be found here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 197
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, Bill Gates, Secret elites / global elites
  • Outlet: Flux.m
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The blockade of the economy under the pretext of coronavirus has been prepared for a long time

Coronavirus is a so-called pandemic. The economic crisis caused by the so-called pandemic was thought of a long time ago.

The final decision to start a special operation, code-named COVID-19, was made at a closed meeting of the World Economic Forum Summit in Davos. The decision was announced a week later by the World Health Organization.

As a result, Bill Gates, the American billionaire  began to take over this organisation. His foundation became the main donor to WHO.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling the world.

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March, acknowledging that the virus had become a global phenomenon. Before that date, the situation was being described as an epidemic, illustrating that the virus had already spread to many people, and many communities, at the same time. As of 20th May, the total number of COVID-19 cases detected had passed 4.7 million.

Russophobic German media trust in the corona regime

What do Taz and Spiegel have in common? Both newspapers can be considered mainstream: well-behaved Russophobes and trusting in the corona regime. At the moment the Basic Law, the basis of state order in Germany, is de facto overruled by a small group of politicians and media owners: the legally guaranteed freedom of assembly is abolished. They (the two publications) rely on the Russophobia that has been common in Germany since Hitler.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that portrays any outside criticism of Russia as a symptom of Russophobia. The article also contains elements of conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic.

Taz and Der Spiegel are prominent and respected German media; they represent a wide range of political opinions and do not have a single editorial policy for any country or topic.

Facebook distorts historical truth about WWII

Facebook has removed the photo of the Victory Banner over the Reichstag: was it an accident? I don’t think so. In the situation of removal of the famous photo of the Victory Banner, no one can believe in some kind of mistake or accident.

This time, Facebook blocked an account of a user, who published an original and well-known photo from Berlin of 1945. This photo is an illustration of a real historical event. But in current reality, the corporations, together with the authorities of particular countries, try to impose censorship, distorting the historical truth.

Disproof

A pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about Western social media (primarily, Facebook), which are used by foreign governments or “secret elites” in order to promote various anti-Russian messages or inspire “Colour revolutions”.

The claim that Facebook carries out a policy of censorship aimed at the distortion of historical truth about WWII is conspiracy theory not supported by evidence.
According to the response from Facebook quoted by TASS, the situation with the removal of the recently-coloured photo of the Soviet Victory Banner took place as a result of a mistake of automated instruments used by the social network. This mistake was quickly fixed - the historical photo of the Soviet Victory Banner over the Reichstag is widely available on Facebook.