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

Period/date: 16. October 2016

Debunk claim:

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

Additional information

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.

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