In mid-June, Latvia amended the Electronic Media Act, adding conditions to be taken into account when granting or revoking a transmission license.
A few days before May 9, a story appeared in a minor Russian newspaper, about how a stone monument to the 20th SS Grenadier SS Division was blown up in the Blue Mountains. The story is 100% fiction.
A staged fake news story about an activist attacked in Lasnamäe was published in the environment of Vkontakte.
Here is a simple plan on how to spot and recognize fake news
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.
On 12th of October 2016 a news story was published, according to what Egypt is planning to sell Mistral-class amphibious assault ship to Russia for a symbolic price of 1 dollar. Fortunately, newsroom understood next day that the news was fake.