In October, a Facebook webpage entitled “ERRor – новости эстонской госпропаганды” was published, in other words Estonian state propaganda news. The Kremlin-minded Allan Hantsom seems to be involved here.
Russian-language ERR was one of the first to issue a press release from the Russian Embassy on the possibilities of participating in the Russian referendum in Estonia on 1 July.
The Russian-language editorial board of ERR must stop posting its news in groups that actively share anti-Estonian propaganda channels.
Here is the first part of an overview grouping together trustworthy, non-propaganda Russian-language media channels. Share the list with your Russian speaking acquaintances!
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.