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In Estonia, racism won the election

Summary of Disinformation

Estonian elections brought Nazis in tailcoats to power.

In Estonia, racism won the election.

Americans are controlling Estonian media.

 

Disproof

Obviously, it wasn't the Nazis, but the Reform party that won the elections. Racism is not in the agenda of the Reform party.

Regarding the Estonian media, claims on the "US controlling the media" are unfounded. Estonia ranked 12th in the World Press Freedom Index. Ownership of the major media holdings in Estonia are transparent and diverse.

Threat of Nazism is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative; see here for disinformation cases about Europe becoming Nazi again, Baltic states openly glorifying Nazism, Poles stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Lviv.

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Reported in: Issue 139
Date: 04.03.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Estonia
Keywords: Racism, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vzglyad
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