(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 01 – The world wheat crisis is not due to the war in Ukraine, but to the “cabal of dark elites, often Jewish, who want to create the New World Order”: this is the most widespread thesis on social media of American anti-vax communities, linked to QAnon, the American conspiracy movement. This is the summary of the study conducted by the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI), an organization that monitors disinformation on the web that warns: “There is a substantial closeness between these realities and the Russian disinformation that blames the crisis on Western countries”.
Among the examples cited is that of GhostEzra, QAnon’s anti-Semitic influencer who had branded Covid as fake: “Do not believe for a moment that there is a shortage of anything. Food, water, oil. They have created these shortcomings, which are unreal “, where” They “are the Jews, specifies the NCRI.
In recent weeks, anti-vax conspiracy theories are overlapping with those “even more colorful” on the world food crisis.
The study also states that there is growing activity in the Russian online world, where fake news is also sponsored by state media.
“If the crisis continues, it is certain that there will be a lot of false information that will be conveyed to blame the situation on the West,” said Alex Goldenberg, an expert at the NCRI, quoted by the Guardian.
“We have seen the same protagonists of fake news take action with the advent of the pandemic, unleashing global mobilizations and increasing extremist activities”. (HANDLE).