FP: the state Department suspects Russia of coronavirus misinformation

Russia is waging a campaign in the blogosphere, vbrasyvaya misinformation about the coronavirus to cause damage to American institutions and hurt the image of Washington, according to the US state Department. For this purpose, a secret and violent campaign, said acting Deputy Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Philip Reeker. Therefore, the state Department tasked to deal with the fakes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE Andrew Suzdaltsev has responded to the allegations and suggested that the US is thus trying to conceal their involvement in the outbreak. To be the coronavirus was really created in the country, with its enormous technical potential. Noteworthy is the fact that the culprit of every problem in the world ISA called Russia. This suggests that we are perceived as a serious threat, said the scientist.

on 31 December 2019, the Chinese authorities informed who of an outbreak of an unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. The causative agent is a new coronavirus COVID-2019. In China got sick more than 76 thousand people, of whom 2345 died, the Agency FP.