Campaigns on the horizon: Estonian National — Ignoring online trolling or being trolls?
The far-right party EKRE and their members are the most common subject of political social media posts by far. That shouldn’t be surprising — their statements are more often than not extremely controversial or even downright ridiculous.
In the run-up to Estonia’s Parliamentary Elections on 5 March 2023, you can find plenty of memes and tweets poking fun at EKRE and challenging their populist rhetoric on Twitter. Even though the platform is one of the least used in Estonia, often being said that “only politicians and journalists are on Twitter in Estonia”, the community is almost exclusively liberal. There is not a single EKRE politician or member in sight. They know that their voters are not on this platform and the politicians from EKRE themselves don’t care to even engage with all the discussions going on about them. Even if by some miracle, some more conservative person does end up here, they will quickly find that the wider audience doesn’t share their views.