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: Issue189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian, Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Western values, LGBT
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Russian defendant in MH17 trial denied access to own case file

Since the Dutch court presiding over the MH17crash case is not obligated to translate all the case materials — with the case file consisting of 36,000 pages — the sole Russian defendant represented at the trial may be left without the possibility to study all the documents.

According to a court representative, if the defendants are present in the courtroom and cannot understand Dutch or English, the judge will provide a certified interpreter. Translation of the file case can be provided by the lawyer of the defendants, but not by the court. The court is in Dutch, so all files and hearings will be in Dutch. No translation other than an interpreter is obligatory.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to discredit the investigation of the Joint International Team (JIT) into the downing of flight MH17.

The report implies that without access to the entire 36,000-page case file, the accused Russian national will not be able to mount an effective defence. It also falsely claims that translation of case files and any other relevant documents can only be provided by the lawyer of the defendant.

MH17 investigation: Malaysia is sidelined, no proofs of Russian implication

JIT investigation of MH17 downing did not bring any results except indirect proofs against Russia based on information presented by the allegedly independent Bellingcat group. The JIT repeatedly ignored not only proofs gathered by independent journalists and experts but even by the participants of the investigative process. From the very onset, Malaysia was brutally sidelined from the investigation because its opinion differed from the policy of accusing Russia. Malaysian experts were not allowed to the Boeing crash spot and were not informed about the investigation process.

Disproof

The report advances recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the MH17 crash. Malaysia was not sidelined from the investigation process as alleged. Malaysia's Prosecutor's office cooperated in the investigation conducted by the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Speaking at the press conference of the JIT on June 19, 2019, the deputy Prosecutor General of Malaysia, Mohamad Hanafiah bin Zakaria, reiterated Malaysia's commitment to the JIT in seeking justice for the victims and stated that the JIT findings were based on extensive investigation and legal research. [See at 57:30 - 58:14]

On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion that the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation. On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service are prosecuting Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Sergey Nikolayevich Dubinskiy, Oleg Yuldashevich Pulatov, and Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko for causing the crash of the MH17 and murdering the 289 persons on board. The public hearing started on March 9th 2020 in the Netherlands.

The US is the main global sponsor of terrorism

Western Europe and the US are to blame for increased flows of migrants to the EU. Earlier they destroyed a number of relatively developed countries such as Libya and Syria. The US is the main global sponsor of terrorism, it organised a terrorist war against Syria.

Disproof

This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States or the UK have links to terrorist organisations. There is no evidence that the US has supported radical Islamist terrorist groups in Syria or in Iraq. The US-led military campaign in Syria has been fighting ISIS and Islamic terrorists along with the Global Coalition Against Daesh.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the United States raised the Islamic State terrorist organisation, that terrorist organisations, the US and UK’s irregular troops, may be used against China, that the US is helping terrorists in Afghanistan, and that the White Helmets were created by Western security bodies and they have connections with terrorists.