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FAKE NEWS: The Romanian Orthodox Church wants to take over parishes from Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in order to pave the way for the annexation of territories by Romania

FAKE NEWS: The Romanian Orthodox Church wants to take over parishes from Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in order to pave the way for the annexation of territories by Romania

The Romanian Orthodox Church wants to take over parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, the pro-Kremlin publication Politnavigator writes. According to the media outlet, the first step in this respect in Ukraine would be for Romania to capture Bukovina, whereas in the Republic of Moldova the Moldovan authorities will abolish the Metropolitanate of Moldova, which is subordinated to the Russian Orthodox Church. The article contains a number of false narratives designed to promote several disinformation theses, for instance Romania allegedly having an expansionist policy and Ukraine being an artificial state.

Veridica
23 Jan 2023
DISINFORMATION: Chișinău’s war-mongering stirs up concern in Bucharest

DISINFORMATION: Chișinău’s war-mongering stirs up concern in Bucharest

“Romania is worried by Moldova’s war-mongering”, reads a recent false narrative promoted by Russian propaganda and shared by media institutions in Chișinău. The author, a former communist MP, also interposes several false theses, designed to undermine the solidity of Chișinău-Bucharest relations. In fact, Romania remains the top supporter of the Republic of Moldova in the EU, as well as a major trade partner, and irrespective of which political party takes power, it is the first country to support the Republic of Moldova in times of crisis.

Veridica
17 Jan 2023
Monitor Fake News Nr. 41: O pizza cu frații Tate, Matrix și oculta

Monitor Fake News Nr. 41: O pizza cu frații Tate, Matrix și oculta

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
12 Jan 2023
FAKE NEWS: Brussels greenlights the annexation of the Republic of Moldova by Romania

FAKE NEWS: Brussels greenlights the annexation of the Republic of Moldova by Romania

The European Union has greenlighted the annexation of the Republic of Moldova by Romania, and the puppet government in Chisinau accepts this, according to fake news that repeats one of the narratives promoted by Russian propaganda and pro-Moscow voices in the Republic of Moldova. In reality, Brussels has never spoken in favor of unification, considering the Republic of Moldova an independent state, to which it offered the EU accession candidate status.

Veridica
09 Jan 2023
RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Două centrale termice controlate de secesioniștii pro-ruși ar fi fost avariate de rachete ucrainene

RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Două centrale termice controlate de secesioniștii pro-ruși ar fi fost avariate de rachete ucrainene

Nu a urmat niciun comentariu imediat din partea Ucrainei, care nu-și revendică niciodată public responsabilitatea pentru atacurile de pe teritoriul Rusiei sau din zonele ocupate.

Veridica
08 Jan 2023
The Republic of Moldova 2022: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION debunked by Veridica

The Republic of Moldova 2022: Top FAKE NEWS & DISINFORMATION debunked by Veridica

The war launched by Russia in Ukraine also led to an intensification of the use of propaganda materials, fake news and disinformation targeting the Republic of Moldova. The goal was to discredit the West and undermine the values it promotes, but also to blame the pro-European government for the economic and social issues initially triggered by the Covid pandemic, then by the war.

Veridica
06 Jan 2023
FAKE NEWS: The EU makes Moldova's accession conditional on the legalization of same-sex marriages

FAKE NEWS: The EU makes Moldova's accession conditional on the legalization of same-sex marriages

“The accession of the Republic of Moldova to the EU, conditional on the legalization of LGBT marriages”, headlined national.ro, the topic being immediately taken up by pro-Kremlin news sites in the Republic of Moldova and Russia. In fact, it is not an obligation, but a recommendation from May of the European Parliament regarding the rights of the LGBT community. Moreover, the Republic of Moldova later obtained the status of candidate country without having to legalize marriages between people of the same sex.

Veridica
29 Dec 2022
FAKE NEWS: NATO forces were brought to Romania to help it annex the Republic of Moldova and part of the territory of Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: NATO forces were brought to Romania to help it annex the Republic of Moldova and part of the territory of Ukraine

Romania intends to annex the Republic of Moldova and part of the territory of Ukraine, and NATO is supporting it militarily, according to a false narrative carried by the Russian media. Another narrative is that, in turn, Poland, seeks to annex part of the western regions of Ukraine. The false narratives start from theses, spread for years by Russia, regarding the artificial nature of the Ukrainian state and the aggressiveness of the West.

Veridica
22 Dec 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 40: Putin, mincinosul anului, și dezinformări cu Campionatul Mondial

Monitor Fake News Nr. 40: Putin, mincinosul anului, și dezinformări cu Campionatul Mondial

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
21 Dec 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 39: Rusia va fi atacată din România și Hitler e un ucrainean din Qatar

Monitor Fake News Nr. 39: Rusia va fi atacată din România și Hitler e un ucrainean din Qatar

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
15 Dec 2022
FAKE NEWS: Moldova investește bani mai mulți în apărare pentru că se pregătește de război cu Rusia

FAKE NEWS: Moldova investește bani mai mulți în apărare pentru că se pregătește de război cu Rusia

Bugetul apărării naționale a Republicii Moldova va crește cu aproximativ 30 de milioane de euro în 2023, iar asta arată că Occidentul pregătește țara să declanșeze un război împotriva Rusiei, scrie presa de propagandă rusă. În realitate, suma este prea mică pentru a face achiziții semnificative, iar Republica Moldova rămâne cu una dintre cele mai slab dezvoltate armate din lume și un buget pentru apărare de aproximativ 0,7% din PIB.

Veridica
14 Dec 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Moldovan authorities sell at higher prices the cheap gas they receive from Russia

FAKE NEWS: The Moldovan authorities sell at higher prices the cheap gas they receive from Russia

The authorities in Chisinau are reselling to the EU, at higher prices, part of the natural gas supplied by Gazprom, according to a false narrative in the Russian media. In reality, Chisinau supplies Transnistria with all the gas it currently buys from Gazprom and uses other sources for the consumers on the right bank of the Dniester.

Veridica
06 Dec 2022
DISINFORMATION: A blackout will sweep Romania during the holidays so that patriots can be assassinated

DISINFORMATION: A blackout will sweep Romania during the holidays so that patriots can be assassinated

Brussels has given the go-ahead for the physical and spiritual destruction of Romania, one of the last bastions in the fight against globalism, and a blackout will be triggered in this country so that sovereigntists can be taken out. This piece of disinformation stemmed from a dialogue between Luis Lazarus and Diana Iovanovici-Șoșoacă. Ridden with mystical drivel, lies and elements recalling of Nazi propaganda, the narrative surfaced in response to the first “blackout” simulation organized in Romania two weeks ago in Mediaș.

Veridica
30 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Government in Chisinau wants to force Moldova’s entry into NATO

FAKE NEWS: The Government in Chisinau wants to force Moldova’s entry into NATO

The power in Chisinau wants to force the entry of the Republic of Moldova into NATO and for this purpose is trying to silence the opposition through criminal cases, according to the Kremlin-affiliated media. The same media say that inviting the Republic of Moldova to the NATO meeting in Bucharest represents a violation of its neutrality status and a further confirmation that this country is already “with one foot” in NATO.

Veridica
28 Nov 2022
Qatar World Politics Championship

Qatar World Politics Championship

The World Cup in Qatar has been marred by controversy ever since the small Gulf emirate was named host of the tournament despite doubts about the country's human rights record. Many of the problems related to the Championship have, apparently, nothing to do with sports, but the big international competitions are not only about sports, they are always about politics as well.

Veridica
26 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: Already conquered by the West, Romania lets itself be trampled upon by Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: Already conquered by the West, Romania lets itself be trampled upon by Ukraine

With its sovereignty at the mercy of the great Western powers, Romania is now turning itself into a doormat for Kyiv and dismissed its Minister of Defense, Vasile Dâncu, just because he spoke of peace, according to the former Prime Minister, Viorica Dăncilă. The narrative very much resembles Russia's, according to which Ukraine - the country under attack - is the one that does not want peace. Viorica Dăncilă has also promoted the false narrative that Ukraine undermines Romania’s agriculture and, implicitly, its economy.

Veridica
23 Nov 2022
Crowdfunding pentru prima antologie a campaniilor virale de fake news, dezinformare și propagandă în 2022

Crowdfunding pentru prima antologie a campaniilor virale de fake news, dezinformare și propagandă în 2022

Veridica pregătește prima Antologie Veridica, în care sunt reunite campaniile virale de fake news, dezinformare și manipulare din Europa Centrală și de Est în 2022. Pe siteul Galantom, până pe 10 decembrie, oricine poate contribui la documentarea istoriei recente sub forma unei cărți realizate de jurnaliști din Europa Centrală și de Est.

Veridica
23 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: Chișinău is negotiating with Kyiv a territory exchange: it offers a military depot in Transnistria in exchange for a part of the region of Odessa

FAKE NEWS: Chișinău is negotiating with Kyiv a territory exchange: it offers a military depot in Transnistria in exchange for a part of the region of Odessa

The Republic of Moldova wants to give Transnistria to Ukraine in exchange for a part of the region of Odessa. Kyiv might thus get its hands on the munition warehouse Russia is currently controlling in Transnistria, according to a false narrative disseminated by the Russian media. In fact, a territory exchange was never in the cards. As regards the munition storehouse, the Republic of Moldova has for many years asking that the munition be transferred to Russia and that this country withdraw from its territory.

Veridica
21 Nov 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 38: Alegeri americane cu bucătarul lui Putin și dezinformări iraniene

Monitor Fake News Nr. 38: Alegeri americane cu bucătarul lui Putin și dezinformări iraniene

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
17 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: NATO stole Romania's National Day, while leaving the country without an army

FAKE NEWS: NATO stole Romania's National Day, while leaving the country without an army

The military conflict near the country's borders has brought the discussion about Romania's defensive capabilities back into focus, and now that Romania is about to celebrate its National Day on December 1st, the sovereignist propaganda resumed its discourse, announcing the systematic loss of state independence, this time symbolized by the fact that only foreign soldiers would participate in the December 1st parade. In reality, units of the partner armies, and not only from NATO, but even from the ex-Soviet space, are constantly invited to the parade.

Veridica
16 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: The US is preparing to attack Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: The US is preparing to attack Transnistria

American soldiers from the well-known 101st Airborne Division have been deployed in Romania also with the aim of attacking the separatist Transnistrian region, in particular the power plant in this region, a controversial Russian political scientist claims. The false narrative was taken over by Politnavigator, a Kremlin-affiliated website.

Veridica
14 Nov 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 37: Cum a făcut Ciutacu filmări de război din jocuri video și „povestea porcului” spusă de Petre Daea

Monitor Fake News Nr. 37: Cum a făcut Ciutacu filmări de război din jocuri video și „povestea porcului” spusă de Petre Daea

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
11 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: Romanian consumers will no longer be able to purchase energy from Hidroelectrica and Nuclearelectrica, which will supply electricity to the Republic of Moldova

FAKE NEWS: Romanian consumers will no longer be able to purchase energy from Hidroelectrica and Nuclearelectrica, which will supply electricity to the Republic of Moldova

Romania will run out of electricity supplies this winter, because the government passed a decree whereby the entire energy output of the country’s state-owned electricity providers will be transferred to the Republic of Moldova, according to a false narrative launched in the context of the energy crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In fact, Bucharest authorities never passed such a decree, while both providers have standing contracts with the state that need to be honored.

Veridica
09 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova steals Transnistria’s gas and sells it to Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova steals Transnistria’s gas and sells it to Ukraine

The Republic of Moldova steals the gas destined for Transnistria and sells it to Ukraine at the market price, claims the press in Tiraspol, although the authorities in Chisinau are procuring gas from other markets, as Gazprom has limited supplies.

Veridica
08 Nov 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 36: Propagandă rusă cu România, C.I.A. și „bombe murdare”

Monitor Fake News Nr. 36: Propagandă rusă cu România, C.I.A. și „bombe murdare”

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
03 Nov 2022
Fun with Musk and Bran (and our own, Gusa and Sosoaca)

Fun with Musk and Bran (and our own, Gusa and Sosoaca)

The Internet caught fire last week with the fake news that the world's billionaires, led by Elon Musk, would celebrate Halloween in Romania. From the joy of the traders along the entire Rucăr - Bran corridor, to the currency dealers’ hope for some lucrative combinations and culminating in the raging of a delicate senator filled with authentic, countryside orthodox sentiments, we all had our own expectations from, reactions to and opinions about the (pseudo)event.

Veridica
01 Nov 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Netherlands opposes Romania’s Schengen accession because the port of Constanța threatens the supremacy of the port of Rotterdam

FAKE NEWS: The Netherlands opposes Romania’s Schengen accession because the port of Constanța threatens the supremacy of the port of Rotterdam

The Netherlands will never agree to Romania joining the Schengen area, for fear the port of Constanța might become the biggest port in Europe, thus irreversibly impacting the Dutch economy, which is largely based on trade coming in and out of the port of Rotterdam, a false narrative promoted in Bucharest reads. In fact, a real competition between the two ports is out of the question, since the port of Rotterdam is better positioned on the map and has superior infrastructure and operational capacities.

Veridica
31 Oct 2022
PROPAGANDA: Russia may recreate Stephen the Great’s Moldavia, to the detriment of Romania

PROPAGANDA: Russia may recreate Stephen the Great’s Moldavia, to the detriment of Romania

Romania intends to annex the Republic of Moldova, including Transnistria and part of the territory of Ukraine, which includes Odesa, but Russia will not allow this, writes a pro-Kremlin publication in an article entitled “Russia will take Moldova along with Iași”. The narratives are false given that, on the one hand, Romania has no territorial claims, and on the other hand, Russia is now mired in Ukraine and does not have the force to change the borders of the states to its liking.

Veridica
31 Oct 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 35: Bombardarea României de către Rusia, cum se ascunde Zelenski în Polonia și povești cu BMW-uri de poliție

Monitor Fake News Nr. 35: Bombardarea României de către Rusia, cum se ascunde Zelenski în Polonia și povești cu BMW-uri de poliție

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
27 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The world occult will bring humanity under control by imposing digital currencies and digital identities

FAKE NEWS: The world occult will bring humanity under control by imposing digital currencies and digital identities

Digital identity, which collects data about people's behavior, and digital currencies will be used to decide whether users will be allowed to own certain goods, to travel, vote, etc., according to a false narrative also published in Romania. In reality, digital identity can already be used to obtain various public and private services, and digital currency is another form of money existence.

Veridica
25 Oct 2022
DISINFORMATION: Pro-Europeans in Chișinău are creating a military autocracy that will be impervious to democratic change

DISINFORMATION: Pro-Europeans in Chișinău are creating a military autocracy that will be impervious to democratic change

The Republic of Moldova is building up its military, and the pro-European government is creating a dictatorial regime that will be hard to oust by democratic due process, Socialist deputy Bogdan Țîrdea has told Pravda. The Moldovan politician in fact reiterates false claims that have been increasingly disseminated by Russian propaganda and pro-Moscow politicians in Chișinău.

Veridica
24 Oct 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 34: Dezinformare putinistă în România și ce înțelege soldatul rus din propaganda Kremlinului

Monitor Fake News Nr. 34: Dezinformare putinistă în România și ce înțelege soldatul rus din propaganda Kremlinului

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
19 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The reform of the justice system leads to the undermining of the Constitutional Court and Romania losing its sovereignty

FAKE NEWS: The reform of the justice system leads to the undermining of the Constitutional Court and Romania losing its sovereignty

Romania is losing its sovereignty, the Constitution will no longer be observed, and Romanian justice will be carried out in Brussels at the pleasure of the West, according to a false narrative launched in the context of the debates on the justice laws. In reality, amending the law on the status of judges and prosecutors only aligns the Romanian justice system with the European one, observing the principle of the primacy of European Law.

Veridica
19 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: In the Republic of Moldova, protests are banned on workdays

FAKE NEWS: In the Republic of Moldova, protests are banned on workdays

In the Republic of Moldova, protests are banned on workdays, and on non-working days they can last only four hours, according to a false narrative published by rubaltic.ru. In reality, only the ban on blocking the streets was imposed, after protesters organized by the party of the fugitive oligarch Ilan Shor set up tents on Chisinau's main thoroughfare, causing traffic jams.

Veridica
17 Oct 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 33: Cum mușamalizează Iranul protestele și ce tactici a mai adoptat propaganda rusă

Monitor Fake News Nr. 33: Cum mușamalizează Iranul protestele și ce tactici a mai adoptat propaganda rusă

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
13 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: Hidroelectrica, just like other Romanian assets, will be taken by foreigners

FAKE NEWS: Hidroelectrica, just like other Romanian assets, will be taken by foreigners

The most valuable Romanian company with state capital, Hidroelectrica, will be sold to foreigners, on the London Stock Exchange, according to a false narrative promoted by the controversial senator Diana Șoșoacă. In reality, the company will only be listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, and only the 19.94% owned by Fondul Proprietatea will be sold.

Veridica
12 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The opposition in Chisinau has joined forces against the government, organizing massive protests

FAKE NEWS: The opposition in Chisinau has joined forces against the government, organizing massive protests

According to a Russian publication, the opposition in Chisinau has joined forces and is organizing massive protests against the pro-Western government, which is ready to destroy the country and have it “swallowed” by Romania. In reality, the still uncoagulated pro-Russian opposition is marked by increasingly visible disagreements, protests are far from massive, and the participants are paid to attend.

Veridica
10 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Covid19 vaccine causes testicular cancer

FAKE NEWS: The Covid19 vaccine causes testicular cancer

Vaccination against Covid19 is the cause of testicular cancer in four football players from the German first league, according to Activenews.ro, an online publication that has promoted numerous false narratives about the coronavirus. Although, statistically speaking, in this case the incidence of the disease is four times higher than normal, when the article was published, the experts had not established a common cause of the disease in the four young athletes. Moreover, it is not even known whether they have been vaccinated against Covid19.

Veridica
07 Oct 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 32: Propagandă ortodox-sovietică, cu Sfântul Putin și Occidentul satanic

Monitor Fake News Nr. 32: Propagandă ortodox-sovietică, cu Sfântul Putin și Occidentul satanic

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
06 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The UN Charter allows Russia to attack Ukraine in order to combat Nazism

FAKE NEWS: The UN Charter allows Russia to attack Ukraine in order to combat Nazism

Articles 106 and 107 of the UN Charter grant Russia, as the legal successor of the USSR, the right to take all measures, including military, against Germany, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine for attempts to revive Nazism. Strangely enough, the main allies of the Nazis, Italy and Japan, are missing from the list. In fact, it is another crude attempt to push a justification for the Russian invasion of Ukraine by falsely quoting and manipulatively interpreting several post-WWII treaties and documents.

Veridica
04 Oct 2022
DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova is led by an anti-Russian dictatorship

DISINFORMATION: The Republic of Moldova is led by an anti-Russian dictatorship

The Republic of Moldova is ruled by an anti-Russian dictatorship that has taken grip of the power and state institutions, politnavigator.net writes. This Kremlin-linked media outlet also suggests that the current regime in Moldova, which is turning the country into a “small Ukraine”, could be ousted as the Russian army draws close to Moldova’s borders.

Veridica
02 Oct 2022
FAKE NEWS: The victory of the right wing in Italy will oust the corona dictatorship

FAKE NEWS: The victory of the right wing in Italy will oust the corona dictatorship

The result of the election in Italy is presented as a victory of the good against the global government, a victory that will eliminate all restrictions imposed on Italy’s territory with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the restrictions have been lifted for some time by Italy’s current government.

Veridica
27 Sep 2022
FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova wants to trade territories with Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: The Republic of Moldova wants to trade territories with Ukraine

The Republic of Moldova wants to trade territories with Ukraine, conceding Transnistria in exchange for southern Bessarabia and Bukovina, according to a Russian publication that reinterprets a statement made by an MP representing the Moldovan Parliament majority. The same source also picks up on a number of older false narratives about the Republic of Moldova and raises the question of Moscow recognizing the independence of Transnistria.

Veridica
26 Sep 2022
FAKE NEWS: The EU abandoned the Republic of Moldova, and Romania doubled the price of electricity

FAKE NEWS: The EU abandoned the Republic of Moldova, and Romania doubled the price of electricity

The European Union has abandoned the Republic of Moldova, Romania has doubled its energy tariff, and the anti-Russian policy of the government in Chisinau has triggered deep crises, baltnews.com writes. In reality, the West is the biggest financial supporter of the Republic of Moldova, which is affected by the crisis just like the rest of the countries in the region.

Veridica
19 Sep 2022
FAKE NEWS: Chisinau authorities threaten Gagauzia’s autonomy

FAKE NEWS: Chisinau authorities threaten Gagauzia’s autonomy

The Chisinau authorities are threatening to leave Gagauzia without autonomy, according to a false narrative carried by the Russian publication Trud.ru. This is accompanied by specific Russian propaganda theses regarding the Republic of Moldova - the West's control over the country, the “danger” of the union with Romania and the “fake” fight against corruption.

Veridica
12 Sep 2022
DISINFORMATION: The Russian military presence in Transnistria is the “cornerstone” of security for the entire region

DISINFORMATION: The Russian military presence in Transnistria is the “cornerstone” of security for the entire region

The Russian military presence in the separatist region on the left bank of the Dniester is the cornerstone of security in the region, according to a pro-Kremlin publication. In reality, the Russian forces amplified the conflict by participating in it, and Moscow's refusal to withdraw them, as promised, led to its perpetuation.

Veridica
06 Sep 2022
The region of Găgăuzia in the Republic of Moldova – Moscow’s Trojan horse

The region of Găgăuzia in the Republic of Moldova – Moscow’s Trojan horse

Găgăuzia is perhaps the most pro-Russian region in the Republic of Moldova. A breakaway region since the early 90s, Găgăuzia eventually recognized Chișinău’s sovereignty, although it wants to break with this country in the event of a unification with Romania or even EU accession.

Veridica
05 Sep 2022
DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government in Chișinău is underming the Russian language in the Republic of Moldova

DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government in Chișinău is underming the Russian language in the Republic of Moldova

The Government in Chișinău is pushing for diminishing the role of the Russian language at society level, but also to undermine the rights of national minorities, rubaltic.ru writes. In fact, in recent years, nothing has virtually changed in Chișinău with respect to the status of the Russian language – Romanian speakers are often used to switch to Russian when communication to Russian speakers, films are often dubbed in Russian, while TV channels, shows and films are commonplace on the audiovisual market.

Veridica
31 Aug 2022
DISINFORMATION: The poverty inflicted by the Maia Sandu administration is forcing people to use manure to heat their homes

DISINFORMATION: The poverty inflicted by the Maia Sandu administration is forcing people to use manure to heat their homes

The PAS pro-European government is to blame for the soaring inflation in the Republic of Moldova, having brought people to the brink of despair. This false narrative ignores the external causes behind the high level of inflation and is promoted by the pro-Russian opposition in Chișinău and its affiliated publications. Bloknot-moldova.ru illustrates the narrative by means of a collage depicting Maia Sandu next to a woman who makes piles of straw and manure used for heating.

Veridica
22 Aug 2022
DISINFORMATION: The government in Chisinau has instated a dictatorial regime, which fights against the free press

DISINFORMATION: The government in Chisinau has instated a dictatorial regime, which fights against the free press

The pro-European government in Chisinau is censoring the press and getting rid of inconvenient media, according to a false narrative promoted by the Russian Foreign Ministry. The narrative is used by politnavigator.net and taken over by news-front.ru to justify possible response measures from Moscow.

Veridica
17 Aug 2022
DISINFORMATION: If the Republic of Moldova had remained a part of Romania, it would have been an underdeveloped region, with an illiterate population serving Romanians’ interests

DISINFORMATION: If the Republic of Moldova had remained a part of Romania, it would have been an underdeveloped region, with an illiterate population serving Romanians’ interests

The population of the Republic of Moldova would have been illiterate, forced to serve Romanians, had its territory remained part of Romania, reads a false narrative launched by a pro-Russian publication. The narrative was launched after a settlement in the Republic of Moldova commemorated the Romanian servicemen killed in World War II.

Veridica
08 Aug 2022
DISINFORMATION – Chișinău has called on Romania for support to defend against Russia, and this will lead to the annexation of Moldova

DISINFORMATION – Chișinău has called on Romania for support to defend against Russia, and this will lead to the annexation of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova will call on Romania for help in case Russia attacks, and this will lead to Moldova being annexed by Romania, topwar.ru writes. Much like other Russian publications, topwar.ru is misquoting the statements made in Bucharest by president Maia Sandu, and interprets them as the announcement of an anti-Russian alliance.

Veridica
03 Aug 2022
DISINFORMATION: Chișinău wants to denounce the Ceasefire Agreement with Transnistria

DISINFORMATION: Chișinău wants to denounce the Ceasefire Agreement with Transnistria

The Foreign Minister of the separatist region of Transnistria suggested that Moldovan authorities might denounce the 1992 Ceasefire Agreement, which could trigger a new war in the region. Chișinău, however, has never expressed its intention to denounce the Agreement, despite the fact that some of its provisions are not observed.

Veridica
25 Jul 2022
RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Vot copleșitor la București pentru extinderea NATO

RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Vot copleșitor la București pentru extinderea NATO

O abținere a venit de la deputatul neafiliat Dumitru Coarnă, exclus din PSD după ce a fost în vizită la ambasada rusă.

Veridica
20 Jul 2022
FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is closing down universities and schools with Russian-language teaching

FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is closing down universities and schools with Russian-language teaching

The president of the Republic of Moldova is closing down universities and schools with teaching in Russian language, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes, picking up on an older narrative targeting Maia Sandu. Just like the others, this too is a false narrative: although some schools do actually close down, it is in fact a measure linked to reforming and streamlining the education system, having nothing to do with the teaching language.

Veridica
11 Jul 2022
PROEKT.MEDIA: The Russian Ministry lies about its victories in Ukraine

PROEKT.MEDIA: The Russian Ministry lies about its victories in Ukraine

Every day, Russian citizens learn from news segments about the victories reported by the Russian army on the Ukrainian front. Even when troops are retreating or conquering a few small villages despite sustaining heavy losses, the Ministry of Defense spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, invokes resounding achievements. A PROEKT.MEDIA investigation reveals that many such achievements are in fact mathematical and geographical falsehoods.

Veridica
06 Jul 2022
DISINFORMATION: Censorship is introduced in the Republic of Moldova by banning the broadcasting of certain categories of programs from Russia

DISINFORMATION: Censorship is introduced in the Republic of Moldova by banning the broadcasting of certain categories of programs from Russia

By banning certain categories of programs from Russian television stations, censorship is introduced in the Republic of Moldova, an article published on Politnavigator.net. suggests. In fact, the purpose of the law is to limit fake news and disinformation.

Veridica
27 Jun 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 31: Printre jafuri și îndemnuri la genocid, rușii se plâng de rusofobie

Monitor Fake News Nr. 31: Printre jafuri și îndemnuri la genocid, rușii se plâng de rusofobie

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
16 Jun 2022
FAKE NEWS: The West is pushing the Republic of Moldova into a war with Transnistria and Russia

FAKE NEWS: The West is pushing the Republic of Moldova into a war with Transnistria and Russia

The West is preparing an attack on Transnistria to push the Republic of Moldova into an armed conflict against Russia, according to a false narrative published by ehomd.info. The narrative is part of a genuine campaign on this issue, behind which are both the pro-Kremlin press and left-wing politicians in Chisinau.

Veridica
15 Jun 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 30: „Ceața” care a căzut peste televiziunile Kremlinului și conspirații cu medicamente și schimbări climatice

Monitor Fake News Nr. 30: „Ceața” care a căzut peste televiziunile Kremlinului și conspirații cu medicamente și schimbări climatice

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
09 Jun 2022
FAKE NEWS: FBI agents have arrived in Chișinău in order to push the Republic of Moldova into a military confrontation with Russia

FAKE NEWS: FBI agents have arrived in Chișinău in order to push the Republic of Moldova into a military confrontation with Russia

FBI agents and officers of German intelligence are plotting to involve the Republic of Moldova into a military operation against Russia, according to a controversial Russian journalist. His statement was shared by media outlets such as politnavigator and tsargrad, and have been dismissed by Chișinău authorities.

Veridica
07 Jun 2022
Rusia acuză Germania de remilitarizare

Rusia acuză Germania de remilitarizare

Ministerul rus de Externe folosește termeni din perioada nazistă pentru a critica planurile de modernizare a armatei germane.

Veridica
03 Jun 2022
Premierul britanic a fost huiduit la sărbătoarea Reginei

Premierul britanic a fost huiduit la sărbătoarea Reginei

Boris Johnson este tot mai presat să demisioneze din cauza comportamentului sfidător din timpul pandemiei.

Veridica
03 Jun 2022
Țările africane îi cer Rusiei să deblocheze exporturile ucrainene de cereale

Țările africane îi cer Rusiei să deblocheze exporturile ucrainene de cereale

ONU avertizează că Africa este cea mai amenințată de foamete într-o criză alimentară mondială, agravată de răboiul din Ucraina

Veridica
03 Jun 2022
Procurorii ucraineni construiesc un rechizitoriu de genocid în cazul copiilor deportați în Rusia

Procurorii ucraineni construiesc un rechizitoriu de genocid în cazul copiilor deportați în Rusia

Transferul forțat al copiilor în timpul unui conflict este considerat genocid, cea mai gravă crimă de război, în conformitate cu Convenția de genocid din 1948, care condamnă intenția de a distruge – în totalitate sau în parte – un grup național, etnic, rasial sau religios.

Veridica
03 Jun 2022
Scade prețul mondial al alimentelor de bază, după scumpirea istorică din martie

Scade prețul mondial al alimentelor de bază, după scumpirea istorică din martie

Rămân în creștere prețurile la grâu și carne de pui, iar războiul din Ucraina este una din cauze.

Veridica
03 Jun 2022
Parlamentul de la Chișinău interzice programele rusești de știri

Parlamentul de la Chișinău interzice programele rusești de știri

Republica Moldova, confruntată cu secesionismul transnistrean vrea să combată dezinformarea amplificată de războiul din Ucraina.

Veridica
02 Jun 2022
RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Liderii europeni salută decizia danezilor de a participa la apărarea UE, ca răspuns la agresiunea rusă din Ucraina

RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA: Liderii europeni salută decizia danezilor de a participa la apărarea UE, ca răspuns la agresiunea rusă din Ucraina

Votul covârşitor de la referendumul de ieri din Danemarca aprobă o politică europeană respinsă în urmă cu aproape trei decenii.

Veridica
02 Jun 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 29: Foamea ca armă a Rusiei și conspirații cu masacrul din Texas

Monitor Fake News Nr. 29: Foamea ca armă a Rusiei și conspirații cu masacrul din Texas

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
02 Jun 2022
FAKE NEWS: Igor Dodon was arrested because he was trying to prevent the Republic of Moldova from entering the war

FAKE NEWS: Igor Dodon was arrested because he was trying to prevent the Republic of Moldova from entering the war

Former president of the Republic of Moldova, Socialist Igor Dodon, was arrested because he wanted to prevent the Republic of Moldova from entering the conflict in Ukraine, media outlets in Chișinău and Moscow claim. In fact, Dodon was detained as part of official investigations into the illegal funding of Dodon’s party, which were launched a few years ago.

Veridica
30 May 2022
PROEKT: Ghid al războiului din Ucraina

PROEKT: Ghid al războiului din Ucraina

Proekt a stabilit numele militarilor ruși care dau ordinele în invazia din Ucraina – de la conducătorii superiori ai forțelor armate până la comandanții unor regimente. Biografiile acestor ofițeri și starea unităților militare pe care le conduc explică de ce războiul se desfășoară astfel.

Veridica
27 May 2022
DISINFORMATION: If Moldova leaves the CIS, it will have nowhere to sell its products

DISINFORMATION: If Moldova leaves the CIS, it will have nowhere to sell its products

The Republic of Moldova will suffer enormous economic losses if it exists the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the former pro-Russian president Igor Dodon. However, statistics show that Moldovan exports to Russia have been steadily declining, as Moscow has imposed tariff caps on Moldovan products since 2014 and is supplying gas at market prices.

Veridica
23 May 2022
Memoriile unui mercenar din grupul Wagner (fragment)

Memoriile unui mercenar din grupul Wagner (fragment)

Grupul Wagner este armata privată pe care Rusia o folosește în operațiunile sale externe, din Ucraina și Siria până în Africa. Marat Gabidullin a făcut parte câțiva ani din această armată privată și a participat la operațiunile sale în estul Ucrainei și Siria. Experiențele sale sunt descrise în Memoriile unui mercenar din grupul Wagner, publicată în România de Editura Corint, din care Veridica prezintă un fragment.

Veridica
23 May 2022
Chișinău: procurorul general cere ridicarea imunității parlamentare pentru doi deputați populiști filoruși

Chișinău: procurorul general cere ridicarea imunității parlamentare pentru doi deputați populiști filoruși

Ilan Șor și Marina Tauber sunt acuzați de spălare de bani și escrocherie.

Veridica
19 May 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 28: Radio Sputnik lângă Casa Albă și dezinformări rusești cu Eurovisionul

Monitor Fake News Nr. 28: Radio Sputnik lângă Casa Albă și dezinformări rusești cu Eurovisionul

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională

Veridica
19 May 2022
DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government of Moldova is to blame for the increases in public transportation fees, introduced by the socialist mayor of Chișinău

DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government of Moldova is to blame for the increases in public transportation fees, introduced by the socialist mayor of Chișinău

The PAS government is responsible for the imminent increase in public transportation fees in Chișinău, because it allowed for an increase in fuel prices, Chișinău city hall councilman, Alexandr Odițov, has said. His statement was publicized by a number of news agencies controlled by the Socialists. In fact, fuel prices went up as a result of a global increase in energy prices.

Veridica
16 May 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 27: Mitul intervenției militare occidentale în Ucraina și mistificări cu „refugiați ucraineni”

Monitor Fake News Nr. 27: Mitul intervenției militare occidentale în Ucraina și mistificări cu „refugiați ucraineni”

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională

Veridica
12 May 2022
DISINFORMATION: Moldova is renouncing its neutrality and is preparing to fight Russia

DISINFORMATION: Moldova is renouncing its neutrality and is preparing to fight Russia

The Government in Chișinău wants to renounce the neutrality status of the Republic of Moldova, while the West is providing this country with weapons to turn it into a living shield against Russia, the pro-Kremlin website politnavigator.net writes, reiterating narratives about Romania’s military presence in the Republic of Moldova and military support Moldova is allegedly providing to Ukraine.

Veridica
09 May 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 26: propagandă rusă cu războiul nuclear, Ziua Victoriei și Transnistria

Monitor Fake News Nr. 26: propagandă rusă cu războiul nuclear, Ziua Victoriei și Transnistria

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională

Veridica
05 May 2022
FAKE NEWS: Romania is amassing its military forces on the borders with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: Romania is amassing its military forces on the borders with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

A convoy of Romanian military technology was caught on camera while moving towards with borders with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the Russian media writes, referring to a video captured by an amateur with his mobile phone. The footage, used as part of other disinformation narratives as well, serves as an excuse to reiterate the fake news about Romania’s plans to occupy the Republic of Moldova and to attack the Transnistrian separatist region.

Veridica
02 May 2022
The attacks in Transnistria and the risk of a Russian intervention in the Republic of Moldova. Could Romania be dragged into the conflict?

The attacks in Transnistria and the risk of a Russian intervention in the Republic of Moldova. Could Romania be dragged into the conflict?

A Russian general recently referred to Transnistria as one of the objectives of the second phase of the war in Ukraine. Will Russia stop in Transnistria, or will it actually reach Chișinău, which is literally a stone’s throw away? And what should Romania do if that happens? 1940 is the year on everyone’s lips these days…

Veridica
28 Apr 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 25: Delir războinic la televiziunea rusă și povești cu prizonieri americani

Monitor Fake News Nr. 25: Delir războinic la televiziunea rusă și povești cu prizonieri americani

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
21 Apr 2022
Russian propaganda endorses a Russian military operation against the Republic of Moldova

Russian propaganda endorses a Russian military operation against the Republic of Moldova

The media and some political theorists in Russia have begun to openly urge Moscow authorities to sanction the Republic of Moldova for its recent “oversights”, such as banning the symbols “Z”, “V”, directly associated with the Russian operations in Ukraine, and in particular the ribbon of Saint George, considered a symbol of the Russian army.

Veridica
18 Apr 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 24: Paradoxul lui Vladimir Putin și insolența lui Dmitri Peskov

Monitor Fake News Nr. 24: Paradoxul lui Vladimir Putin și insolența lui Dmitri Peskov

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
14 Apr 2022
DISINFORMATION:  NATO will not defend its members in the event of a conflict with Russia

DISINFORMATION: NATO will not defend its members in the event of a conflict with Russia

NATO is a weak organization that, in the event of a conflict with Russia, will not even defend its own members, as it has not defended Ukraine, writes in a comment ehomd.info, a web page blocked by the Intelligence and Security Service after the start of the war in Ukraine for spreading fake news.

Veridica
11 Apr 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 23: Damele Kremlinului și mercenarii Wagner

Monitor Fake News Nr. 23: Damele Kremlinului și mercenarii Wagner

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
07 Apr 2022
DISINFORMATION: Ukrainian refugees take advantage of Moldovans’ hospitality

DISINFORMATION: Ukrainian refugees take advantage of Moldovans’ hospitality

Ukrainian refugees are aggressive and disturbing, and the hosts are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with them. In the Republic of Moldova, they vandalize Soviet monuments and pick up fights with the locals, writes the Russian publication mk.ru, citing social media, but without providing any proof for such allegations. In the Republic of Moldova, several such pieces of disinformation have been debunked by the media.

Veridica
04 Apr 2022
DOSSIER: „RĂSĂRITUL ÎN FORMĂ DE Z”

DOSSIER: „RĂSĂRITUL ÎN FORMĂ DE Z”

Kremlinul, mass-media de stat și bloggerii afiliați puterii repetă aceleași teze despre invazia rusă în Ucraina: „operațiunea specială” este necesară pentru a alunga naziștii, sancțiunile internaționale reprezintă noi posibilități pentru Rusia. Cum să manipulezi populația rusă, să calmezi poporul și să generezi avânt patriotic? Administrația prezidențială a alcătuit în acest scop mai multe manuale de instrucțiuni.

Veridica
02 Apr 2022
Monitor Fake News Nr. 22: Dezinformări cu lunetistul „Wali”, un turist care s-a învârtit în cerc și crucea „nazistă” a evreului Zelenski

Monitor Fake News Nr. 22: Dezinformări cu lunetistul „Wali”, un turist care s-a învârtit în cerc și crucea „nazistă” a evreului Zelenski

Breaking Fake News realizează, săptămânal, o selecție a narațiunilor false demontate în presa internațională.

Veridica
31 Mar 2022
30 de ani de la Războiul din Transnistria. Istoria enclavei controlate de Moscova

30 de ani de la Războiul din Transnistria. Istoria enclavei controlate de Moscova

Gândită de sovietici ca un cap de pod pentru expansiunea spre Basarabia și România de dincolo de Prut, Transnistria a fost, după căderea URSS, scena unuia din războaiele prin care Rusia post-sovietică a încercat să își mențină controlul asupra spațiului sovietic.

Veridica
26 Mar 2022
DISINFORMATION: Russians in the Diaspora face discrimination

DISINFORMATION: Russians in the Diaspora face discrimination

Russian Embassies in a number of countries have called on Russian ethnics to report every case of discrimination. By means of such messages, launched after the invasion of Ukraine, Moscow claims the Russian-speaking population is discriminated against, in order to intimidate countries such as the Republic of Moldova, but also to discourage Russian citizens who plan on leaving Russia.

Veridica
21 Mar 2022
RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA UPDATES

RĂZBOI ÎN UCRAINA UPDATES

VINERI, 27 ianuarie 2023, ZIUA 337. Australia își reiterează sprijinul pentru Kiev. Scandalul Srdjan Djokovic ia amploare.

Veridica
07 Apr 2022
FAKE NEWS: Ukrainian refugees cause disturbance in the Republic of Moldova, and Kiev wants to draw Chisinau into the war

FAKE NEWS: Ukrainian refugees cause disturbance in the Republic of Moldova, and Kiev wants to draw Chisinau into the war

Ukrainian refugees are disrespectful towards Moldovans, try to impose their political views and break the law, according to the Russian press, which also writes that the Kyiv authorities intend to draw the Republic of Moldova in the war against Russia.

Veridica
14 Mar 2022
WAR IN UKRAINE: Anti-Ukrainian narratives in Romania. Among the sources, anti-vaxxers and people previously promoted by the Kremlin’s mouthpiece, Sputnik

WAR IN UKRAINE: Anti-Ukrainian narratives in Romania. Among the sources, anti-vaxxers and people previously promoted by the Kremlin’s mouthpiece, Sputnik

People previously promoted by Sputnik, who in the past were accused of defending the interests of Russia and/or were associated with the anti-vaxx movement, launched a number of anti-Ukrainian disinformation narratives after war broke out. Cozmin Gușă, Diana Șoșoacă and Iosefina Pascal are among those who promote these disinformation themes, ranging from false justifications for the invasion (the existence of laboratories manufacturing biological weapons), to complete denial of an actual war.

Veridica
08 Mar 2022
FAKE NEWS: The West has declared war on the Russian Federation, and Moldova risks having Ukraine's fate

FAKE NEWS: The West has declared war on the Russian Federation, and Moldova risks having Ukraine's fate

By supporting Ukraine, the West has actually declared war on the Russian Federation, and the Chisinau government has sided with the West, which might have serious consequences, Mejdurecie.md reads. The article is trying to justify a potential replication in the Republic of Moldova of the situation in Ukraine, if the first maintains its current stand towards Russia and the West respectively.

Veridica
07 Mar 2022
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