DISINFO: The Freemasons ordered the fire at the Notre Dame
  • Outlet: VistaNews.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 16, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • Countries / regions discussed: France
Notre Dame Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: The Freemasons ordered the fire at the Notre Dame


The Freemasons ordered the fire at Notre Dame. A secret world society, the Committee of 300, destroys evidence before escaping from Earth.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about the fire in Notre Dame. The investigation into the causes of the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral of Paris is ongoing. Recently, the French investigators stated that an electrical short circuit may have caused the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Hinting on the existence of secret societies, ruling the world from behind the curtains, is a frequent method used by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, to sow distrust in national authorities and state bodies.


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