East StratCom disinformation claim:

The US cannot afford a war with Russia due to their many corporate bancruptcies, their low rate of fulltime employment (no higher than 48%), and because 47% of all US citizens don’t have access to emergency care.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 13. November 2016

Debunk claim:

Most importantly, a war between the US and Russia is not in anyone’s interest and has not been signalled by the US in any way. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133169.htm?selectedLocale=en Bancruptcies in the US in January 2016 were down from in January 2014.http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/bankruptcies The unemployment rate in the US is at 4.9%, as much as 81.7% of employed people are working full-time http://bit. ly/2fJcSXz. According to research from 2009, 71% of the US population have access to emergency care. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19201059

Documentation for the debunk


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Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 48. The item is located at row number 8 in the report.

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