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FAKE NEWS: The European Commission “cancels” Christmas and bans the use of the Christian name “Mary”

FAKE NEWS: The European Commission “cancels” Christmas and bans the use of the Christian name “Mary”

The European Commission wants to “cancel” Christmas in a bid to impose a language that undermines the European’s Christian identity. This false narrative refers to a set of communication guidelines that has been withdrawn by the Commission in the meantime.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
02 Dec 2021
FAKE NEWS: Omicron variant, made up to impose a global dictatorship

FAKE NEWS: Omicron variant, made up to impose a global dictatorship

The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is just a new reason for the “world occult” to sow terror among the population, according to a false narrative published in Romania. The beneficiaries of the fear would be the so-called Big Pharma companies.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
01 Dec 2021
FAKE NEWS: The EU Association Agreement is detrimental to Moldova

FAKE NEWS: The EU Association Agreement is detrimental to Moldova

The EU Association Agreement did not bring any gains to Moldova, which lost the Russian market without being able to export to the EU, according to a false narrative published in the Russian media.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
29 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: A dictatorship has been established in Moldova and it will destroy the country

FAKE NEWS: A dictatorship has been established in Moldova and it will destroy the country

The West is sending its agents to Moldova to destroy it, and the current administration can only preserve its power by means of a dictatorship. The narratives are promoted in response to the appointment of two independent experts in the commission charged with evaluating the activity of the suspended prosecutor general, Alexandr Stoianoglo.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
26 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: “Romania, a bridgehead for a NATO-Russia war”

FAKE NEWS: “Romania, a bridgehead for a NATO-Russia war”

Romania will be drawn into a NATO-Russia war in Ukraine and Romanians will be cannon fodder in the front line, according to a false narrative carried recently by the media in Bucharest.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
24 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Schools with Russian-language teaching are being closed down in the Republic of Moldova

FAKE NEWS: Schools with Russian-language teaching are being closed down in the Republic of Moldova

The closing down of a grammar school for 51 pupils gave rise to a false narrative claiming that “Russian-language schools are being closed down in the Republic of Moldova”.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
22 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Laura Codruța Kovesi might lose her position at the helm of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

FAKE NEWS: Laura Codruța Kovesi might lose her position at the helm of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

Laura Codruţa Kovesi risks losing the office of chief European Prosecutor after losing a court case against the Superior Council of Magistracy, according to a piece of fake news promoted in Romania. The news also contains a grain of truth: Kovesi did lose the court case against CSM.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
17 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: The Occult wants to hide the fact that Petrica Matu Stoian died of Covid, although he had been vaccinated

FAKE NEWS: The Occult wants to hide the fact that Petrica Matu Stoian died of Covid, although he had been vaccinated

The death of the singer Petrica Matu Stoian is evidence that the vaccine is not effective, but those who work for the New World Order are trying to hide this fact. The author of this false narrative does not say that authorities have not been hiding the fact that the vaccine is not 100% effective and fails to mention the causes of Stoian’s death.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
11 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Famine will strike in Romania as well, and stores have begun rationing certain products

FAKE NEWS: Famine will strike in Romania as well, and stores have begun rationing certain products

Romania will be affected by a severe shortage of food, and the first signs of the global famine have already started to show. The narrative was built starting from an announcement on a shop window.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
10 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Belarus acts in accordance with international norms, Ukraine is Nazi and Russophobic

FAKE NEWS: Belarus acts in accordance with international norms, Ukraine is Nazi and Russophobic

Belarus is only complying with international norms in managing the refugee crisis on its borders with the EU, according to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. In an interview with the state television station Russia 24, Lavrov has also resumed false narratives about Ukraine, which is allegedly violating the Minsk Agreements and is becoming increasingly neo-Nazi and Russophobic.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
09 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Europe, on the brink of a catastrophic power outage

FAKE NEWS: Europe, on the brink of a catastrophic power outage

“A major power outage, which could last up to two weeks, is imminent in the European Union”, according to part of the Romanian media, referring to an alleged warning from the Austrian defense minister. In fact, the Austrian army only considers the possibility of a power outage as part of its crisis prevention program and has launched an information campaign for the population that is not at all unusual”.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
02 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine continues its genocide in Donbass using Turkish drones

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine continues its genocide in Donbass using Turkish drones

After Ukrainian forces in Donbass for the first time used a Turkish-made drone in response to the attacks of pro-Russian separatists, the Russian state media reiterated a series of narratives regarding Ukraine’s violations of the Minsk Protocol and its “genocide” targeting Russian speakers.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
02 Nov 2021
FAKE NEWS: Monuments honoring fascists are erected in Moldova

FAKE NEWS: Monuments honoring fascists are erected in Moldova

The restoration, in Chisinau, of a monument dedicated to the Romanian forces that fought in the First World War led to the resumption, by Russia and the pro-Russian press, of the narratives about the Romanian army in WWII, including those regarding the occupation of Bessarabia – a territory which was in fact liberated after its annexation by the USSR under the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
29 Oct 2021
FAKE News: Romania wants to appoint a general imposed by the US to start a war in Ukraine and the Black Sea area

FAKE News: Romania wants to appoint a general imposed by the US to start a war in Ukraine and the Black Sea area

The National Liberal Party (PNL) wants to see appointed a government headed by the General Nicolae Ciucă in order to engage Romania in a war against Russia in Ukraine. The false narrative is constructed by drawing a forced parallel with moments in the history of Romania when active or retired officers were appointed prime ministers.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
27 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine has killed children Transnistrian children

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine has killed children Transnistrian children

The Foreign Minister in Tiraspol has resumed the narrative about a blockade imposed on the separatist region and stated that children in Transnistria have died because of it. However, patients in Transnistria have access to clinics on the right bank of the Dniester, including the SMURD emergency rescue service.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
25 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Moldova, an American springboard for the war against Russia

FAKE NEWS: Moldova, an American springboard for the war against Russia

US troops have been brought to Chișinău in order to take part in the war in Donbass against Russia, a Russian source writes, while the story was also picked up by propaganda channels in Chișinău. The narrative is aimed at inducing the idea of a Western aggression in the region. The Moldovan Ministry of Defense has labeled the information fake news.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
22 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: The fires in Romanian hospitals were fabricated, while anti-COVID-19 vaccines are expired

FAKE NEWS: The fires in Romanian hospitals were fabricated, while anti-COVID-19 vaccines are expired

Romania’s stocks of anti-coronavirus vaccines are expired, whereas the fires reported in Romanian hospitals in the last year have been stage-directed. These false narratives have been circulating for some time, and were recently promoted by the bishop of Giurgiu.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
21 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Europeans call for the building of Nord Stream 3 and 4 to overcome the gas crisis

FAKE NEWS: Europeans call for the building of Nord Stream 3 and 4 to overcome the gas crisis

As the natural gas crisis is deepening and prices are rising in the EU member states, the Russian state press is promoting narratives about Europeans panicking and seeking Russia's help.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
19 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: The PAS administration is draining Moldova’s agriculture of its workforce

FAKE NEWS: The PAS administration is draining Moldova’s agriculture of its workforce

The Republic of Moldova will remain without its workforce for the fruit and vegetable harvest this year after the signing of an agreement that will allow Moldovans to work in the farming sector in Germany, the pro-socialist news portal kp.md writes. The narrative is trying to undermine the country’s European aspirations: in fact, the agreement is merely trying legalize the situation of all the Moldovans who are seeking jobs in Germany.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
18 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Romania will deploy military forces under EU command to Crimea

FAKE NEWS: Romania will deploy military forces under EU command to Crimea

Romanian troops are expected to take part in Ukraine’s military operation aimed at retaking Crimea.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
13 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: The UN denounced the crimes of the Zelenski regime in Ukraine

FAKE NEWS: The UN denounced the crimes of the Zelenski regime in Ukraine

The UN has criticized Kiev for serious human rights violations, noting, according to the Russian media, that Ukraine “kills its population”, “tortures” and “restricts freedom of speech”. In reality, the Russian press has tried to manipulate the public opinion by selectively using information from the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
12 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu pushes for Moldova’s NATO accession in order to embroil the country in regional conflicts

FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu pushes for Moldova’s NATO accession in order to embroil the country in regional conflicts

Maia Sandu and her administration are preparing the Republic of Moldova’s NATO accession in order to embroil the country in external conflicts, at the same time fueling inter-ethnic tensions at home by arresting the Prosecutor General, Alexandr Stoianoglo. Promoted by the Russian publication Komsomoliskaya Pravda, the narratives have been spread for some time now. Its authors do not explain, however, how a state with such a small military budget, a frozen military conflict and with Russian military forces deployed on its territory could possibly join NATO.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
09 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: The anti-COVID vaccine induces sterility across three generations

FAKE NEWS: The anti-COVID vaccine induces sterility across three generations

Senator Diana Șoșoacă, elected in Parliament on behalf of AUR, but who no longer represents this party, said the anti-COVID vaccines may cause sterility across three generations as a possible side effect.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
07 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: The pro-European administration in the Republic of Moldova wants to destroy the Church

FAKE NEWS: The pro-European administration in the Republic of Moldova wants to destroy the Church

The pro-European regime in Chișinău wants to destroy the Church, according to Sputnik.md. The narrative was designed based on anti-COVID measures introduced by the authorities, including the restriction of the maximum number of churchgoers allowed in places of worship.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
01 Oct 2021
FAKE NEWS: Romania – on the brink of war due to anti-COVID restrictions

FAKE NEWS: Romania – on the brink of war due to anti-COVID restrictions

Much like the rest of Europe, Romania will be drawn into a war due to restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, reads a narrative promoted by the Kremlin’s mouthpiece, Sputnik.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
30 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: The Ukrainian army might rid Donbass and Crimea of Russian-speakers

FAKE NEWS: The Ukrainian army might rid Donbass and Crimea of Russian-speakers

In the context of the “Rapid Trident 2021” military exercise taking place in Ukraine, with the participation of NATO member states, the Russian state media has reiterated some of its false narratives about Kiev’s Russophobic policies, about Ukraine being a colony of the West and about the war in Donbass, which allegedly favors NATO member states.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
29 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: Moldovans are no longer allowed in the EU

FAKE NEWS: Moldovans are no longer allowed in the EU

The European Union has closed its borders to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, according to a publication close to the Socialists that seeks to mislead the public based on a simple technical measure of the EU Council, which recommended the Member States to impose certain travel restrictions, against the background of the pandemic.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
27 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: Getting closer to Ukraine will cost Moldova dearly, and the country even risks a renewed war in Transnistria

FAKE NEWS: Getting closer to Ukraine will cost Moldova dearly, and the country even risks a renewed war in Transnistria

A good relationship with Ukraine is detrimental to Moldova, which has nothing to gain from this relationship. On the contrary, the country will lose out on this relationship, as Kiev and the West are trying to use it in their dispute with the Russian Federation, and there’s even a risk that the conflict in Transnistria will be reignited. These narratives have been launched by two publications affiliated with the PSRM and the Kremlin against the background of the dialogue between Chisinau and Kiev getting more intense.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
24 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: Fascist ideology sweeps through Moldova

FAKE NEWS: Fascist ideology sweeps through Moldova

“A monument devoted to fascists was inaugurated in the Republic of Moldova”, a number of media outlets in Russia have headlined, based on a piece of news published by “Steaua Roșie” news agency, actually referring to a cemetery in Fălești devoted to Romanian fallen soldiers. Arctus.livejournal.com uses the article to bring back in the limelight the narratives about the Romanian Army allegedly having exterminated the civilian population in the Republic of Moldova and about the existence of two different peoples – Romanians and Moldovans.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
20 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: Klaus Iohannis caused the political crisis in Romania in order to make the future government in Bucharest subservient to the German left wing

FAKE NEWS: Klaus Iohannis caused the political crisis in Romania in order to make the future government in Bucharest subservient to the German left wing

The political crisis in Romania was deliberately caused by president Klaus Iohannis, who wants to align the future government in Romania, made up of PNL and PSD, a rehashed version of the former USL, with the German Social-Democrats, who are expected to win the election in Germany.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
15 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: The pro-European regime in Chișinău reintroduces the ban on Russian TV stations

FAKE NEWS: The pro-European regime in Chișinău reintroduces the ban on Russian TV stations

The pro-European regime in Chișinău plans on reintroducing the ban on Russian television stations, the Moldovan media writes, referring to a statement of Parliament Speaker, Igor Grosu. In fact, the Moldovan official referred to the protection and stimulation of the local audiovisual sector, including by passing a piece of legislation to give it a wider access to the media market, considering it is presently dominated by stations broadcasting TV programmes from other countries. The misinterpretation is part of a wider campaign aimed at demonizing the pro-European regime in Chișinău and to depict it as anti-Russian, ready to engage in a war pitting the West against Moscow.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
13 Sep 2021
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine is using Transnistria to draw Moldova into a conflict with Russia

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine is using Transnistria to draw Moldova into a conflict with Russia

The new government in Chisinau is blindly following the agenda dictated by Washington and Brussels and Ukraine is trying to draw the Republic of Moldova into a conflict against Russia, according to older narratives resumed by the PSRM leader Igor Dodon. In an interview on the Moldovan TV station ‘Primul’, Dodon also said that the authorities in Chisinau and Kiev agreed to economically block the Transnistrian region.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
10 Sep 2021
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Laura Codruţa Kovesi risks losing the office of chief European Prosecutor after losing a court case against the Superior Council of Magistracy, according to a piece of fake news promoted in Romania. The news also contains a grain of truth: Kovesi did lose the court case against CSM.

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