Disinfo: The pandemic is a plan for dividing the world

Summary

The pandemic will turn into the fact that major players on the world stage begin to divide the world. The pandemic from a purely medical problem has become not just an economic problem, but already a geopolitical one. It was to be expected, it was never a medical problem.

Disproof

This is a recurring conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Deep State or global elites secretly ruling the world, in this case taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to divide the world.

This is part of the ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

The coronavirus pandemic is not exaggerated. When on 11 March 2020 the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, there were 118,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in 114 countries. As of 14 January 2021, there are more than 90 million confirmed cases in 223 countries, areas and territories. An updated situation report from WHO on the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.

Read other similar cases claiming that Pentagon-funded biological laboratories are involved in the creation of the coronavirus, that the coronavirus is a bioweapon brought to Italy by the “Deep State”, that COVID-19 is a bioweapon created by Soros, Bill Gates and the "Deep state", that COVID-19 is a fake and a political move to install hegemony, that COVID-19 vaccines will lead to Full Spectrum Dominance by the Deep Dark State, that The real aim of vaccination plans is to euthanise people and decrease population,that Global elites want to increase control of the population.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Deep state, Conspiracy theory

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Swedish authorities shut down the country’s largest opposition channel

The leading opposition media in Sweden were issued with a black screen on the front page in protest of the Swedish government’s closure of the opposition channel SwebbTV with 60.000 subscribers.

Disproof

An unfounded claim. SwebbTV continues to publish online. The channel was banned from YouTube; a decision made without involvement of any Swedish authorities.

If NATO’s prospects for military success were higher, it would attack Russia just as it did to Yugoslavia or Libya

If the Pentagon and its European allies had better chances to succeed at the Russian theatre of war then they currently do, Russia would feel NATO’s projection of power to overthrow the ruling regime. Consequently Russia’s territory would be exploited in the interest of the collective West. No one has forgotten NATO’s military operations in Yugoslavia, Iraq, or Libya. However, the Russian military is too strong and Washington and Brussels’s arms are too short. Sustainable Russia peacefully and firmly counteracts US and NATO military provocations and illegitimate sanctions.

Disproof

This article is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about the West's aggressive and colonial policies and NATO belligerence towards Russia and other countries as well as Russia's military might. It aims to discredit NATO and other Western countries.

The allegation about NATO's plans to wage a war against Russia was addressed on NATO's official website: