Disinfo: The Hungarian part will break away from Ukraine

Summary

The Hungarian part will break away from Ukraine. The controversial language law may become the last straw for the Ukrainian region Transcarpathia to start the process of separation. The proclamation of the action in Budapest “Self determination for Transcarpathia” is an extra evidence of such a scenario.

Disproof

No evidence given of break-away. Recurring disinformation regarding the Transcaprathia" break-away and Ukrainian disintegration.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 84
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Transcarpathia
  • Outlet: Utro
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Twitter doesn’t confirm the Russian hackers’ meddling in the US presidential election

Twitter doesn’t confirm the Russian hackers’ meddling in the US presidential election.

Disproof

Twitter has suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election. www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-twitter/twitter-suspends-russia-linked-accounts-but-u-s-senator-says-response-inadequate-idUSKCN1C331G,

According to Twitter, "of the roughly 450 accounts that Facebook recently shared as a part of their review, we concluded that 22 had corresponding accounts on Twitter. All of those identified accounts had already been or immediately were suspended from Twitter for breaking our rules, most for violating our prohibitions against spam. In addition, from those accounts we found an additional 179 related or linked accounts, and took action on the ones we found in violation of our rules. Neither the original accounts shared by Facebook, nor the additional related accounts we identified, were registered as advertisers on Twitter. However, we continue to investigate these issues, and will take action on anything that violates our Terms of Service." blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/company/2017/Update-Russian-Interference-in-2016--Election-Bots-and-Misinformation.html,

Homosexuality is dispersed throughout Georgia, and different techniques are used to bestialise Georgian citizens

Homosexuality is dispersed throughout Georgia, and different techniques are used to bestialise Georgian citizens.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory, no evidence given. This conspiracy theory concerning the introduction of cannibalism, homosexuality and paedophilia in societies is copied directly from a Russian site called “Interesting Facts”, which is not indicated by the author of Geworld.ge’s publication. Further debunking: mythdetector.ge/en/myth/conspiracies-theories-spread-geworldge-based-russian-sources-concerning-overton-window,

There was no armed pressure on Crimeans or Crimean Tatars during the March 16 referendum

Ukraine contends that the March 16 referendum, in which Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, took place at gunpoint. That bit, however, is untrue. Neither the “little green men” nor uniformed Russian soldiers were present at polling stations during the vote. There was no armed pressure on Crimeans, not even on the indigenous Crimean Tatars, who didn’t back the secession and mostly abstained from voting, to show up or to fill in ballots a certain way. The presence of Russian troops played a role (more on this later), but it wasn’t what made the referendum illegitimate.

Disproof

There is numerous evidence that the referendum was held under duress of Russian military intervention. The Venice Commission also stated that "the massive public presence of (para)military forces is not conducive to democratic decision making" and that "the circumstances did not allow the holding of a referendum in line with European democratic standards". www.venice.coe.int/webforms/documents/?pdf=CDL-AD(2014)002-e,

UNGA Resolution 68/262 recalled that "the territory of
a State shall not be the object of acquisition by another State resulting from the
threat or use of force".