Disinfo: The US is on the verge of civil war. This is a political game to prevent Trump from being re-elected.

Summary

What we are witnessing in the United States is a political game on the verge of a civil war in order to prevent Trump from being re-elected in November. The organisers of this campaign are not thinking that the fate of the United States is at stake.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on George Floyd's death and protests against police brutality. Also consistent with the narrative that the protests are staged by the US Democratic Party ahead of the presidential elections.

Protests in the US against police brutality and institutional racism broke out in different states sparked by the death of George Floyd.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Protest

Disclaimer

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Soros financing violent protests in the US. Georgia should ban the Open Society Foundation

George Soros has been financing Antifa and violent protests in the US. If Georgia does not want US events to happen in Georgia, in the country, they should ban Open Society Foundation in time.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory on George Soros controlling the processes and organising colour revolutions worldwide.

Politifact and Snopes have refuted conspiracies claiming that George Soros has been financing protests after George Floyd's death. The New York Times also reported on online misinformation on George Floyd's death, saying that conspiracy theorists blamed Soros for funding protests against police brutality.

Protesters in the US are doing the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine

[The protests in the US are] the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine, and they talk the same: “listen, they are only expressing their patriotic opinion”. God forbid there’s blood…

Who are Nazis here [in the US]?

Clearly those who started it, the Afro-Americans. Clearly negroes who are doing hell knows what.

Disproof

An attempt to denigrate the racial justice protests in the US using the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have consistently tried to frame the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology. See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that the Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.

Polish actions against Nord Stream 2 are inconsistent with EU policies – they promote the US interests

The Polish actions against the Nord Stream 2 are largely motivated by politics – they are aimed against the Russian-European energy cooperation. The Polish energy regulator, de facto, executes an order, which corresponds to the interests of the USA, which is looking forward to weakening this project.

Such behaviour from Poland creates serious problems for this country – being an EU member, Poland implements a policy inconsistent with EU policies. Poland undermines its own perspectives of development – Russia has the potential to be a large trading partner for this country.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Nord Stream 2 Project, suggesting the idea that particular European countries protest against it because of the position of the United States.

The statement that the Polish authorities are against the construction of Nord Stream 2 because of the USA's position is a conspiracy theory. The Polish authorities have repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2 is incongruent with the goals of the EU's energy policy. In the opinion of Poland, the pipeline would lead to further monopolisation of the market rather than the diversification of gas supplies to Europe.