Disinfo: The coronavirus "war" is forcing Western ultraliberals to finally care for vulnerable people


We are facing a war that makes us realise what is really important in life and forces us to pay attention to the most valuable and vulnerable in our society, our elders – our parents and grandparents, the bearers of life experiences and wisdom. To those who, just a few weeks ago, were an obstacle in the Western ultraliberal world for the “prospective young generation” (read: the elderly single childless tattooed (bearded) uneducated children with smartphones and the greatest concern for their image on social networks).


No evidence is given to support the claim that the elderly are an "obstacle" of younger generations in Western society. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative targeting Western liberal-democratic values and portraying them as morally corrupt. The claim also invokes anti-LGBT insinuations, which are another recurring theme in pro-Kremlin disinformation related to the West's moral decay. This messaging is also in line with the well-established pro-Kremlin strategy of portraying the West to as inferior to Russia in terms of values and morals. The narrative of “threatened values” is one of the most common disinformation 'master narratives' used by pro-Kremlin outlets - it is adapted to a wide range of topics and is typically used to discredit liberal Western attitudes towards the environment, women's rights, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBTI groups, among others. For example, it is used to paint Western societies as depraved, seeking to destroy traditional values, and to promote deviant sexual behavior. This case exemplifies how pro-Kremlin outlets adapt their preferred disinformation narratives to different contexts and especially to crisis situations like the current coronavirus pandemic. For similar cases, see here, here, and here.


  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Western values, West, European values, LGBT
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The coronavirus outbreak is a magnificent example of global brainwashing

The wicked social control experiment using virus as the pretext for further enslavement is performing magnificently by implanting a sense of helplessness, dependence, and blind conformism. It should be noted that the favorable atmosphere enabling Them (whoever they are) to accomplish just that was contrived by the controlled and unscrupulous media in under a month of intense, coordinated, global brainwashing.


An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders. See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

The US ambassador was evacuated from Moldova

Diplomats from the US embassy in Moldova and the citizens of the United States were evacuated. More than that, the US Ambassador to Moldova, Dereck Hogan, went overseas on March 16, one day before the state of emergency was announced. Did he know anything?


This is a false claim that capitalises on the coronavirus pandemic to spread a conspiracy theory about the US and specifically the US ambassador to Moldova. Spreading conspiracy theories about US in context of the coronavirus has emerged as a recurring theme in the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign around the outbreak. After speculation emerged that Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan was leaving the country, the US Embassy published the following statement on its Facebook page: "The United States Embassy in Chisinau continues to operate. Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan and the Embassy's American and Moldovan staff members remain in Chisinau, working to maintain the strong bilateral relationship the United States and Moldova have enjoyed for years."

Kyiv stops public transport, Nazis are patrolling the streets

Kyiv stopped public transportation except for essential personnel. The local authorities will involve organizations with a membership consisting almost exclusively of Nazis. These “activists” will check the travel permits of Ukrainian citizens, whether they use a mask and their IDs.


Recurring disinformation narrative about the involvement of Nazis in various layers of Ukrainian public life. In fact, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, said that during quarantine at least two National Police officers and one representative of the “Municipal Guard” would be present in all public transport. “Municipal Guard” was established in 2015 as a public organisation for law enforcement. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, noted that the creation of such a unit is “the first step towards the emergence of the municipal police in the Ukrainian capital.” It was not set up as a right-wing organisation; among its members are veterans who have returned from Donbas and want to help ensure the rule of law in Kyiv. Read similar case claiming that in Kyiv, during the quarantine, the far-right will check transport and documents of citizens.