Is Russia Using FALSE Information to Increase COVID-19 Panic?

According to a document produced by the European Union, Russian media outlets have developed a “significant disinformation campaign” for use against the West in an attempt to exacerbate the effects of the Coronavirus, to generate panic, and to destabilize western societies.

According to the story, the Russian conspiracy pushed fake news on the entire western world via the Internet in Spanish, Italian, German, English, and French. It claims that the Russian conspiracy employs confusing and contradictory reports in order to frustrate the E.U.’s efforts to sort out the truth from fiction and to report accurate information about the progress of the Coronavirus through various countries.

The Kremlin responded last Wednesday by denying the E.U.’s claims.

The 9-page document, dated March 16 says, “A significant disinformation campaign by Russian state media and pro-Kremlin outlets regarding COVID-19 is ongoing.” It continues, “The overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public health crisis in Western countries … in line with the Kremlin’s broader strategy of attempting to subvert European societies.”

Since January 22, the E.U. claims that it has identified nearly 80 cases of Coronavirus disinformation.

However, there is no corresponding list of proven cases of disinformation — nothing with traceable links to facts that would disprove the claims of the Kremlin that the E.U. portends to be so concerned about.

In other words, the E.U. has said, ‘We have identified Russian lies about the Coronavirus,’ and nothing else.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “We’re talking again about some unfounded allegations which in the current situation are probably the result of an anti-Russian obsession.”

The lies that the E.U. alleges have been made by the Kremlin have to do mainly with the notion that the Coronavirus was manufactured as a weapon by the Chinese government in order to weaken western societies.

From this, we can derive the following:

#1: The E.U. does not want westerners entertaining the idea that the Coronavirus might be a biological weapon created by the Chinese.

#2: The E.U. wants westerners to believe that Russia wants westerners to believe the Coronavirus is a bio-weapon believing that this would cause chaos to consume western societies.

#3: Russia is an enemy of the west, and not just a competitor nation.

Our analysis of this situation differs from the claims of the E.U., naturally. For one thing, the E.U. is in part a creation of NATO, and NATO only exists to serve the western world as the hub of a military alliance in the event that Russia becomes too big (and dangerous) for Allied nations to tolerate. NATO was created in the aftermath of the Second World War, when fears of a socialist nation rising up against the world still rang true.

We also know that NATO has taken up the same stance that Russia is lying about the Coronavirus in order to destabilize western society.

At the time of this writing, there have been at least 306 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Russia. The Russian government has placed a restriction on the export of face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers. But, there is no national or regional lockdown being imposed on the Russian people.

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