Disinfo: The US organized Brexit

Summary

The EU is a “scapegoat” of the US. Washington doesn’t want a strong European Union, so it tried to weaken it.

One of the most visible and effective measure of the US in order to destroy the EU was Brexit.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Brexit and EU-US relations.

In fact, studies show that Russia itself had an interest in influencing the discussion on Brexit: over 156,000 Russian-based Twitter accounts had massively tweeted about Brexit in the days leading up the June 2016 referendum. According to the study by data scientists at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley, the accounts posted more than 45,000 tweets about Brexit in the 48 hours before the vote. The majority of the posts encouraged Britons to vote for Brexit. The authors believe the posts were seen hundreds of millions of times.

More about the EU's position on Brexit here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 125
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: EU, Brexit, European Union
  • Outlet: News Front
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The US intelligence service said that there were no signs of foreign interference in the mid-term elections

The US intelligence service said that there were no signs of foreign interference in the mid-term elections.

Disproof

On November 5, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated that "at this time we have no indication of compromise of our nation’s election infrastructure that would prevent voting, change vote counts, or disrupt the ability to tally votes.”

“But Americans should be aware that foreign actors – and Russia in particular – continue to try to influence public sentiment and voter perceptions through actions intended to sow discord. They can do this by spreading false information about political processes and candidates, lying about their own interference activities, disseminating propaganda on social media, and through other tactics.

UK is becoming Islamic

The British authorities refused to offer asylum to the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi because they’re afraid of the reaction of Pakistani Muslims living in the UK. Thereby, the blasphemy laws are already in force in the UK, which allows the Islamisation of itself.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Islamisation.

There has been no decision made on this and therefore it’s wrong to say an application has been refused. U.K. Muslim organisations have called for asylum to be granted.

US army preparing for war against Russia

US army preparing for war against Russia: First troops emerge [in the Baltic states], followed by US soldiers learning Russian close to our borders.And Lithuania is harboring plans for the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western aggression. No evidence given.

For background on NATO-Russia relations see here.