Report Claims Russia Is Running An Anti-America Smear Campaign
This pandemic has everyone scared as the global economy is hurting and lives are being lost. So everyone is trying to dodge blame for this widespread virus including China the originator of the Wuhan Virus. But along with dodging blame, countries are also pointing finger and trying to somehow link the United States to the Corona Virus. First, it was China and now according to a Canadian report, Russia has started a smear campaign in hopes of discrediting us.
"In a report published by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, Sukhankin said multiple online, fake news, social media and other sources have been mobilized by the Kremlin to erode trust in the U.S. and other western institutions through suspicion and fear of COVID-19.
“It is actually more multi-layered than it appears on the surface . . . they are using a combination of different tools and means cooked up for a less-informed audience,” said Sukhankin, a Russian ex-pat who has briefed CSIS, the EU Parliament, the American Defence Intelligence Agency and the UN.
“Even Russian embassies are involved.”
That disinformation effort, he said, is partly a response to western sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea and support for anti-Kyiv rebels in eastern Ukraine.
The main thrust of the Kremlin’s effort is creating a theory through pseudo-scientific “evidence” that the virus that’s killed tens of thousands worldwide was nurtured in an American lab and sent to China to stifle Beijing’s economic progress."
"But much like stopping the spread of the coronavirus, we all have a role in stopping the spread of disinformation. We must seek out trusted sources of information like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. We must not share suspicious content on social media. If something sounds strange, it is probably strange for a reason.
Russia and China see the United States as a threat to their authoritarian regimes, and rightfully so. They want to sow division among us and our allies to ensure that we cannot hold them accountable. We as a country must come together to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and to stop their disinformation campaigns. Indeed, we have stopped Russia and China before, and it is time we work together and do it again."
Russians have been claiming they somehow don't have much of a Corona Virus outbreak. But their medical professionals have been speaking out and demanding the truth be known. Russia does have a problem with the Corona Virus and it is simply being masked as pneumonia outbreaks. So how can anything from Russia be credible when they are lying about what could be thousands of people dying in their country...