East StratCom disinformation claim:
In the Baltic states, there is a tendency to suppress the local Russian-language media until the outlets close down. Then they are being replaced by new Russianlanguage media outlets, which are influenced by the US.
Documentation for claim
published by Российская газета
Period/date: 16. October 2016
A privately owned media group in Estonia has closed the print versions of some Russian-language newspapers due to the dropping number of subscriptions and readers for the published newspapers. Instead, the emphasis has been put to the online versions of the newspapers. http://news.err.ee/v/business/02013fcc-2560-48ef-bd5e-70c04834b3ee/postimees-to-stop-publishing-russian-language-papers
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Source from an EU country in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.