In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about fake news. Estonia has so far not had any serious experiences with fake news in our own language, so we can only read about them through the experiences of other countries. The summer months have seen the topic of fake news arise through the experience of our southern neighbours of Latvia and Lithuania.
The marching song propaganda attacks were last week. Let us line up a couple of principles that in a similar case would be able to prevent singular news items from growing into media storms.
A study commissioned by the British government that became a media flashpoint last week has given an alarming picture of the attitudes of Russian speaking people in Estonia. Read about how the Kremlin propaganda media handles the study.
On December 18th the Vikerraadio program Uudis+ (News +) broadcast had the program director Mirk Ojakivi and the CEO of the Estonian Newspaper Association, Mart Raudsaar discussing false news. Mr. Raudsaar put forth the idea that Estonia needs a special unit for fighting false news.
Propastop regards November as a rather modest and calm month for ant-Estonian influence activities. Russia remained passive, mostly by the prolongation of familiar propaganda events in various stories on their web of national media channels.
Propaganda in October included several analyzes of Russian influence activities, Edward Lucas’s discussion of Russo phobia and a RT advertising campaign on the London Underground as well as the concerned response to it.
of Russo phobia, controlling facts, the spread of important false news in newspapers as well as Estonian Russian speaking residents’ reactions to blatant lies in Russian propaganda media.
Propastop has been following how an incident involving child protection became a distorted news item on Estonian Russophobia in the Russian media.
The month of June has been a propaganda month and has brought about a lot of attention to the ending of the inquiry into the death of Dmitri Ganini. It has promoted interesting reading from us and elsewhere as well as Propastop once again being mentioned on Sputnik news.
One unusual case of falsehood occurred in Lithuania in the middle of June. We decided to write about this content, because similar fake-scandals, concerning the Allied forces, can also come across in Estonia.