Disinfo: The World Trade Organisation is under Trump’s control

Summary

This is a war without weapons. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) does not set the rules anymore – it is Donald Trump and the US Congress who do so.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a conspiracy theory, part of a well-established Russian disinformation narrative about a global elite secretly ruling the world, and specifically, a so-called ‘deep state’ in the United State that promotes aggression wars and prevents US reconciliation with Russia.

According to the first part of article IX of the "Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization", the WTO shall continue the practice of decision-making by consensus followed under General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade since 1947. The article says that "Except as otherwise provided, where a decision cannot be arrived at by consensus, the matter at issue shall be decided by voting. At meetings of the Ministerial Conference and the General Council, each Member of the WTO shall have one vote. Where the European Communities exercise their right to vote, they shall have a number of votes equal to the number of their member States".

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  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Donald Trump, WTO
  • Outlet: Evrozona @ Radio Vesti time 13:12-13:33
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory painting the White Helmets as terrorists and shifting blame for chemical attacks in Syria away from Damascus.

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Disproof

Part of the conspiracy narrative on the role of USSR in World War II.

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Disproof

The claim is groundless. While laboratories around the world are now working on new tests for the Wuhan coronavirus and developing treatments for those infected with it, China is hosting a team of World Health Organisation experts, led by Canadian emergency expert  Dr. Bruce Aylward.

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