Disinfo: The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the...

Summary

The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the world, that is why the US is destroying it as an independent entity by supporting Poland as an anti-European force.

Disproof

No evidence given. The U.S. has a strong strategic partnership with the EU reflected in close cooperation on regional crises and conflicts, and extensive collaboration on a broad range of global challenges from counter-terrorism to nonproliferation. The U.S. and EU have significant trade and investment relations. bit.ly/2s92bbx,

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  • Reported in: Issue 74
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Europe
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Swedish Radio gets in a pickle for rigging protests

Swedish Radio gets in a pickle for rigging protests.

Disproof

Yet another example of Sputnik using misleading headlines. The Swedish Radio was critizised for someone putting a protest sign inside their open van during the coverage of a protest, but even in the Sputnik-article, they are not accused of rigging any protests - apart from the headline. bit.ly/2tIxxlK,

The USA wants to occupy and split up Syria

The USA wants to occupy and split up Syria. //The USA supports Al Qaeda.

Disproof

No evidence given, claim based only on speculations. There is no evidence that the USA is intentionally supporting Al Qaeda, the article considers "anti-government rebels" and "Al Qaeda" to be interchangeable, which they are not.

The Czech public TV and radio are massively influenced by the Brussels...

The Czech public TV and radio are massively influenced by the Brussels bureaucracy. On the other hand, Russia is not represented by anyone but Sputnik. //Many current fighters against Russian propaganda were members of secret police before 1989. //The EU states are totalitarian regimes, they don’t care about their voters’ opinions.

Disproof

No evidence given // No evidence, it is unclear who the article refers to. // There are no totalitarian states in the EU.