Ebola epidemic in Italy is a hoax
There are 40 cases of Ebola recorded in Italy and the authorities have been silent about it. They banned reports on the matter and are thus allowing the virus to spread around Europe. The infection probably came from Senegalese refugees.
So says the three year old hoax that has recently appeared again on the Czech website Lajkit.cz, a known source of fake news. It is based on an article that was published on another known fake news website, tadesco.cz.
Meanwhile, however, tadesco.cz admitted that the article, which it took from an unnamed foreign website, was only a translation of an original that was published in 2014. Back then, there really was an Ebola epidemic in Africa, but only a few cases were recorded in Europe. In Italy, WHO only reported one case.
Tadesco.cz has not presented any proof that there are 40 cases.
“We are still keeping the 2014 article on our website,” the author of the article wrote.
At least 840 people have shared the hoax from their website through Facebook.
Millions protest against compulsory vaccination in Italy
Millions of people in Italy took to the streets to protest against government plans to introduce stricter compulsory vaccination. The media are keeping silent about it.
The anti-vax movement and the allegations of “silence in the media” are popular mantras for the disinformation scene. They have now appeared in an article about Italian protests against compulsory vaccination, published on the biosferaklub.info website and spread on Facebook.
It is yet another text that is based on a true story but twists the facts to fit its purpose. Italy really went back to compulsory vaccination and introduced sanctions for violating the law. But the article cites English texts that were written with the bias of anti-vax movements, like the humansfree.com website. The picture that they use to illustrate the millions of protesters is really from a protest of Italian women against Silvio Berlusconi in 2011, and has nothing to do with the anti-vax movement in Italy.
The Italian newswire ANSA wrote that about 2,000 to 3,000 people protested against compulsory vaccination in Rome.
UN depopulation plan is a hoax
The United Nations published a depopulation plan on its website, which describes how western governments should replace their original inhabitants. The short alarmist text has been spread on Facebook. At least 742 people shared it from the svobodnenoviny.eu website alone.
The Nové Zámky branch of the Sme Rodina party also shared it on its Facebook page.
The text comes from the American website, common sense evaluation, and cites the conspiracy theory about a plan where “they” will take all our money in taxes, force people to lower the birth-rate by increasing the costs of life, and then replace the western population of Europe and the US with “illiterate immigrants” whom they will pay to reproduce.
The text is based on a real UN report about global trends in population. But it does not mention an important fact: the report is from 2000 and was published long before the current migration crisis. To find this, the reader would have to click from svobodnenoviny.cz to the source article at common sense evaluation and there click on the link to the UN report.
The report really deals with ageing and decreasing trends in population in several western countries. But that does not mean the UN planned this situation. It only reported on it 17 years ago.
The claims that “they will increase our taxes” and prepare soil for the migrants are based on nothing. The articles are not signed.
No author, an alarmist headline, a lack of sources, and the omnipotent “they”, are the usual signs that the text is a hoax or just downright propaganda.
31. Jul 2017 at 7:45 | Compiled by Spectator staff