Disinfo: Zika virus is owned by American and British companies and…

Summary

Zika virus is owned by American and British companies and it is available for purchase on the Internet.

Disproof

There is no patent related to Zika virus. Biological samples from the companies mentioned in the article are not publicly available, they can be bought only by official laboratories.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 14
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/02/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: UK, US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Putin’s man Nikolai Starikov in Prague: The migration crisis is…

Putin’s man Nikolai Starikov in Prague: The migration crisis is managed by the USA to weaken Europe so that the US could retain their dominance over it. The European leaders are under strong pressure from the US.

Disproof

The quote is genuine, but it is only repeating an already debunked disinformation.