Not everything shown on PBK is propaganda. However, there are still enough propaganda programs on the channel as to not diminish PBK’s role as a tool for the Kremlin’s influence activities.
Although PBK has a much larger audience and influence than Sputnik Estonia, the stories about the suspension of its news service in Russia have not received much attention.
The editorial staff of Propastop reviewed the storm of discussions created by Raul Rebane’s article on the permissibility of purchasing airtime on the PBK channel and tried to understand what is being discussed.
The Russian-language editorial board of ERR must stop posting its news in groups that actively share anti-Estonian propaganda channels.
EU sanctions have been imposed on Kremlin propagandist Dmitry Kisselyov. Despite this, a company run by Kisseljov has registered Internet domains in Estonia.
In October, Estonian press publications were rather modest in writing about propaganda and information manipulation.
Russia’s propaganda media presented the closing of TTV as harassment of a Russian-language media channel. Old fake news on the topic was also posted.
In August, the majority of stories on influence activities and propaganda focused on either allowing or restricting the Kremlin’s media distribution in Estonia.
Criticism of the Postimees Group’s decision to broker advertising to Russian TV channels, shifted the focus away from the real problem.
The TV news channel Pervõi’s Tuesday’s news release depicted a vivid image of the Estonian labour market. The episode is part of the Kremlin’s new propaganda rhetoric, which seeks to link Ukrainians working in Estonia with problems.