Disinfo: The protests in the US is a standoff between Trump and the globalist corporations

Summary

Most of the protests throughout the US, and in many places in Europe, the protests are being coordinated via Social Media, which is similar to what transpired in Hong Kong for nearly a year.

In the digital industry, companies such as EA, Sony, Rockstar are also joining in on the protests, while they’ve generally shied away from such content.

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Many corporations are extending their support of Black Lives Matter, and this is quite showing for the shifting status quo.

The situation is such that typically, it was a standoff of US President Donald Trump and the US national industry, in a standoff against the globalist and the non-mainstream corporations.

It appears that the wind is blowing in the other direction, with most siding on the side of the protests, and Trump appearing to sit in an ever-reducing crowd.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, in line with a pro-Kremlin narrative on protests never actually being manifestations of popular discontent.

The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May, 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US.

The  pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests allegedly incited by the US around the world, including colour revolutions in Eastern Europe, Euromaidan in Ukraine,  protests in Catalonia and others.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Conspiracy theory, Secret elites / global elites, Donald Trump

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