Disinfo: The West practices double standards when dealing with Russia: it...

Summary

The West practices double standards when dealing with Russia: it is protesting against the ‘sufferings of gays in Chechnya’ and at the same time doesn’t impose any sanctions on the US, where the police shot and killed around 500 people last year.

Disproof

The connection is unclear. Sanctions against Russia are due to its aggression towards Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea. Human rights groups have catalogued summary executions and torture of civilians in Chechnya. bit.ly/19wwzP3, , bit.ly/2uif0Nm, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 76
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/07/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: West, Chechnya, LGBT, Sanctions
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Disinfo: A centre for immigrants in Italy is looking for women...

A centre for immigrants in Italy is looking for women to satisfy the sexual needs of 44 immigrants.

Disproof

This is disinformation from last year. The post was a social experiment; the post was left online for days to study the reactions on social networks and then write an article about it. At that time the outlets did not mention the real reason for the post and the news became viral. This news is just a copy and paste of the former disinfromation.