Russian disinformation about coronavirus is repetition of Soviet theses about AIDS

While scientists are trying to develop vaccines against the coronavirus and understand how to overcome it, the Russian mass media and bot factories are conducting a targeted campaign to convince the world that coronavirus has been specially developed by American scientists. “They say that it’s one of the weapons developed by NATO. All fake news is built by the same pattern: the virus is a development of American scientists, aimed at the leadership of the United States in the world. In fact, they “cover” messages aimed at destabilizing the situation in the United States and the European Union, and they have been trying to “tie” the status of “failed state” to Ukraine not for the first time,” noted Vadym Chernysh, the Head of the Governing Council of the CENSS Center for Security Studies.