Disinfo: US is going to teach tolerance of sodomy through social networks

Summary

US government-funded LGBT New World Society is launching a “Tolerance Landing” programme to spread LGBT propaganda on social media.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on identity and Western values.

LGBT New World Society does not exist. This organisation is not in the list of LGBT organisations registered in the US. Victoria Heels, cited as the programme director also does not exist.

Photos accompanying the article are also misleading. One of the photos was taken in Helsinki, in 2018, the second one is from 2012 and depicts a Pride event in Buenos Aires. 

Identical fake news with the same photos was published previously by Moskva Treti Rim (Moskva - Третий Рим) and then on Inform Religiya.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian, Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Western values, LGBT

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