East StratCom disinformation claim:
The USA is trying to unleash WWIII as a solution to their economic decline. // Leaders of the EU are US puppets and European mainstream media is controlled by the USA to spread anti-Russian panic.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 5. May 2016
No evidence given. The US is not in economic decline. Its annual GDP growth has been constantly positive in the past 6 years (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.KD.ZG). // Member states of the EU are independent and sovereign countries.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 27. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.