An Estonian person who gets his news from Russian media is given a mistakenly mild impression of this crisis. The result may be a risk to their health.
Every crisis has certain stages and so does the coronavirus. At what stage are we in this crisis?
On Monday, two superior writings on conspiracy theories and false information appeared in the Estonian media. Delfi Fortes published a large article by Taavi Minnik about conspiracy theories and the coronavirus and ERR published Péter Krekó’s and Patrik Szicherle’s article on false information caused by the coronavirus.
Propastop summarizes the theories, myths, and opinions about the virus and the state of emergency in online forums in Estonia.
The threat of coronavirus and the situation where a large number of people are isolated or secluded in their homes and only communicate via electronic channels has created new opportunities for criminals.
There is still a great deal of uncertainty and ignorance around the coronavirus, which gives impetus to all sorts of conspiracy theories, and a large amount of false information is also spread due to excessive anxiety.
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.
Russia’s need to distort and interpret history to their own benefit, especially the historical facts related to World War II, is nothing new, but with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War this year, the Kremlin’s propaganda machine has been particularly forceful.
A new information portal in the Estonian, Russian-language information space is gaining attention, the authors are, Klenski, Hantsom, Blintsova and others, which are well known to readers of Propastop.