The European Union invested more than 3,5 million euros into…

Summary

The European Union invested more than 3,5 million euros into the PLATO project, which is supposed to find “the meaning of the EU”.

Disproof

As the PLATO website states, the aim of the project is to investigate the legitimacy of the EU’s responses to the financial crisis. bit.ly/2qnmyzX,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Slovak
  • Country: EU
  • Keywords: EU regulations
  • Outlet: napalete.sk
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A lieutenant in the Ukrainian armed forces was advocating razing…

A lieutenant in the Ukrainian armed forces was advocating razing Crimea and the Donbas in order to return these occupied territories to Ukraine.

Disproof

The source for this distorted claim is an interview that Lieutenant Vsevolod Stebliuk gave to the information portal Online.ua, where he does use the word raze, however, in a context that is completely opposite to what the Russian sites claim. His exact words can be found at Stopfake: bit.ly/2q48cR8,

The enemies of Russia have ‘opened a corridor’ in the…

The enemies of Russia have ‘opened a corridor’ in the Arctic atmosphere in order to hit the climate in Russia and this is the main reason of an unprecedented cold that struck Russia in April.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The "climate weapon" accusations have been used before, e.g in Issue 62 of the Disinformation Review bit.ly/2q5Jzng, .