Buzzfeed – How Russian Propaganda Actually Works

This Is How Russian Propaganda Actually Works In The 21st Century

Buzzfeed News, Holger Roonemaa and Inga Springe
August 29, 2018

The Russian government discreetly funded a group of seemingly independent news websites in Eastern Europe to pump out stories dictated to them by the Kremlin.  Russian state media created secret companies in order to bankroll websites in the Baltic states and elsewhere in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The scheme has only come to light through Skype chats and documents obtained by BuzzFeed News, Estonian newspaper Postimees, and investigative journalism outlet Re:Baltica via freedom of information laws, as part of a criminal probe into the individual who was Moscow’s man on the ground in Estonia.