Disinfo: Warner Music funds American Maidan

Summary

Journalistic investigation revealed who finances the American Maidan. It turned out that the protests are financed by the Warner Music label that gave at least 100 million dollars. 18 other corporations have given to BLM black racists more than five billion.

 

Журналисты раскопали 18 подобных корпораций, уже «скинувшихся» черным расистам из BLM на сумму более 5 млрд.

Disproof

Widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. Protests spread to all 50 states of the country.

Donations from large American companies to the fight against racism are no secret; the funds are directed not to the "American Maidan", but to the fight against social injustice. Warner Music Group, its directors and management, and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced in June a $100 million fund to support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism. “This fund will support the extraordinary, dedicated organisations that are on the front lines of the fight against racism and injustice, and then help those in need across the music industry,” Steve Cooper, CEO of Warner Music Group, said in the statement. 

See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the racial justice protests in the US.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Protest, Euromaidan
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Disproof

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Disproof

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