Disinfo: The United States of America is falling apart

Summary

The United States of America is falling apart. Seattle, Washington is the first to leave the United States. You are welcome – Seattle People’s Republic.

Disproof

New and still developing pro-Kremlin narrative about racial justice protests in US.

Despite high polarisation in the US, the unrest - following the death of African American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a police officer - is not a civil war and has not triggered a collapse of American society. The situation was very tense for some days and protests spread to all 50 states, while demonstrations in some cities descended into riots and widespread looting. However, military top officials and police officers worked effectively to de-escalate the situation, and demonstrations became largely peaceful after the first days.

There were no intentions for Seattle to leave the US. Protesters there claimed to create a "cop-free" zone in the city, after officers vacated the building of the East Precinct police headquarters on 8 June; peaceful demonstrations have continued since that day.

Predictions about a new American civil war and a disintegration of the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Read a similar case claiming that the current unrest in the US is a civil war.

See also Polygraph. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests
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Hong Kong is destroyed with the technology of colour revolutions

It is clear that Hong Kong is destroyed in order to poison China. It is destroyed with the technology of colour revolutions. But China managed to work out the antidote. After all, everyone understands how colour revolutions work.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Hong Kong protests are supported and funded by US and/or by other Western states.  

The  pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests allegedly incited and funded by the US around the world, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” uprisings, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others.

Italy has not received aid from its European allies

Amidst the battle to fight coronavirus, we discovered that there is no European unity and that it was everybody for themselves. Italy, which has become the epicenter of the emerging coronavirus, has received aid from Russia, China and Cuba, but not from its NATO and European allies.

Disproof

The COVID-19 outbreak constituted a serious challenge to Europe's readiness for a crisis. But the claim that "Italy has not received aid from its European allies" is false.

The European Commission has approved a €50 million Italian aid scheme to support the production and supply of medical devices, as well as to help Italy provide the necessary medical treatment to those infected.

Ex-chairman of the Ukraine parliament boasted about participating in «the burning of people» in Odesa

(Andriy) Parubiy openly boasts about participating in “the burning of people” on 2 May (2014) in Odesa. The ex-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, now a deputy from European Solidarity, nationalist Andriy Parubiy admitted that he participated in the suppression of pro-Russian forces in every city in the South-East in 2014, including the events in Odesa on 2 May.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about clashes in Odesa on 2 May 2014 and the resulting fire in the Trade Unions House.

The ex-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy did not say that he was involved in the arson of the Trade Unions' building in Odesa in 2014. During an interview for the "UA:Pershyi" TV channel, Parubiy said that he was in Odesa and opposed anti-Ukrainian unrest. "I am very proud of helping «the Russian 'Witches' Sabbath'» not to come to Odesa, Mykolaiv, and Kherson either. I can imagine how many deaths would have happened today if they succeeded to implement the plan of the so-called "Russian spring", he declared.