The upcoming Moscow visit by President Kersti Kaljulaid has brought out several propagandistic headlines by Russian news agencies.
ERR released Bloomberg columnist Leonid Beršidski’s opinion-based news on Facebook’s role in escalating Parisian turmoil.
November 2018 may be considered as the fake news month due to the large amount of media coverage, with several articles that deal with influence activities focused on this topic.
In the beginning of the summer their was a sensation in the media and among the journalists which was caused by a pseudo journalist, Vanessa Beeley at the University of Uppsala’s organized summer school on how to cover military conflicts when she tried to spread half truthful propaganda on countries involved in information warfare. During the effects of this incident, ERR journalist Allan Rajavee wrote a story recalling the basics of journalism and half-truths of journalists.
Sputnik Eesti, who appealed to the Press Council on stories published in ERR, Postimees and Õhtuleht in April was found not to be justified in its accusations by the monitoring organization. The Council ruled against the plaintiff finding that the three media channels had not violated the Estonian Code of Ethics for Journalists.
In spite of the efforts of the Kremlin propaganda channels, yesterday was a conflict free day in Estonia. There were also no major disputes in the media.
The Kremlin’s propaganda portal started a new confrontation with the Estonian media last week, accusing ERR Postimees and Õhtuleht of publishing false information.
Last week, media reports revealed, that in April the identities of dozens of followers in the Twitter accounts of Estonian politicians and opinion leaders are in question. Propastop’s editorial board looked into the doubts in question.
We are opening a new headline topic, where we will gather predictions on what type of propaganda – media attacks against Estonia may occur in the near future. Read about it here!