DISINFO: White Americans may be deprived of their legal and constitutional rights, even their lives
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DISINFO: White Americans may be deprived of their legal and constitutional rights, even their lives


White Americans could be deprived not only of their legal and constitutional rights, but also of their lives. Civil war is the only way to prevent America's traitors, who deprive white citizens of their constitutional rights, from overthrowing the United States.


This article contains recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the alleged victimisation of white Americans, about the current US government's alleged hostility towards the white American population, and about an imminent new American civil war and disintegration of the United States. These disinformation narratives have been frequently spread by pro-Kremlin outlets since the US racial justice protests erupted in May-June of 2020.

Strengthening societal divisions in the US and in other Western nations is a key goal of pro-Kremlin disinformation and, according to an in-depth analysis by European Parliament, pro-Kremlin actors used racial issues to stoke tensions in the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 mid-term elections .

The article suggests that the current US administration may deprive white Americans of their legal and constitutional rights and even of their lives. There is no evidence whatsoever to support these claims. It is not true that the US government could cancel the rights of white Americans and kill them. The policy of the US government is focused on defending and protecting the constitutional rights of citizens, fighting against barriers that may discriminate against any American citizen.

There also is no evidence to support the article’s suggestion about the possibility of an imminent civil war in the US, which the article claims is the “only way that white Americans can prevent the overthrow of the United States” allegedly planned by the US democratic administration.

Predictions about a US civil war or state collapse in the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union and has been increasingly emphasised by various pro-Kremlin outlets – along with the theme about victimisation of white Americans – since the 2020 US presidential elections.

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