Disinfo: US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova

Summary

US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova. The Democrat deputy Sergei Sirbu received a letter from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where the US agency expressed its concern about the fact that the expansion of information in Moldova from Russian media is dangerous to Moldovan citizens.

Disproof

Sergey Sirbu says he hasn’t received such letter and USAID Moldova stated that the letter is fake. The letter was spread on social media and it contains stylistic mistakes and punctuation errors. www.facebook.com/USAIDMoldova/posts/1701016686576386, Further debunking: api.md/news/view/ro-fals-usaid-i-a-expediat-o-scrisoare-deputatului-democrat-serghei-sirbu-1646,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, US, Russia
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Media
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Angela Merkel has said: "If I want, you will read in tomorrow's newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies."

Angela Merkel has said: “If I want, you will read in tomorrow’s newspapers that 98% of the population is happy with my policies.”

Disproof

Angelma Merkel hasn't said so. The small print in the picture says "In (Satira) Veritas Uwe Ostertag”. The author is Uwe Ostertag. According to Correctiv, he is a "professional troll". Further debunking: correctiv.org/echtjetzt/artikel/2017/09/06/fake-news-tiefer-geht-immer/,

Open borders with EU will further increase unemployment in Moldova

If Moldova opens the borders with Ukraine and the EU, Ukraine will invade Moldova with dairy products and the EU with meat and other kinds of products. It will be impossible to create new jobs in the country.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to the IBM Global Location Trends report for 2017, Moldova ranks sixth in the world in terms of the number of jobs created in 2016, taking into account population. The result of Moldova is largely due to the entry of some automotive companies in the market. www.mold-street.com/?go=news&n=6377, The EU is the most important trading partner for the Republic of Moldova. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en, Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%). In 2016, the exports from the EU to the Republic of Moldova have decreased by 2%. Key EU exports are machinery and appliances, mineral products, transport equipment, and chemical products. The economic analyst from "Expert-Grup", Vadim Gumene says in the report (published in April 2017) "Evolution of the Moldova-EU trade flows after 2 years of DCFTA implementation" that the import of agri-food products from the EU registers a decrease of 15% during the period from 2014 to 2016. www.expert-grup.org/en/biblioteca/item/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac/1409-evolutia-fluxurilor-comerciale-rm-ue-dupa-2-ani-de-implementare-a-zlsac,