Before the elections, representatives of Latvian political parties received offers to buy a Latvenergo customer database or trolley farm services.


According to the broadcast, some “activists” offered to sell a database of Latvenergo customers together with their mobile phone numbers. The cost of the database was estimated at 80 thousand euros. A representative of Latvenergo, Ivita Bidere, told that after the appearance of this information the company began an internal audit. At the moment, database leak messages have not been confirmed.

The deputy of the Seimas Edward Smiltens (Latvian Association of Regions) told the program that in December and January he received an offer to purchase the services of a “troll farm” – a massive Internet campaign. Trolley services were estimated at 130-180 thousand euros. “Given that we have no such financing, we immediately refused,” Smiltens said.

At the same time, as the program notes, the Bureau for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption has problems with collecting information on party spending on advertising on the Internet. In particular, according to unofficial information, CPCB did not receive the necessary information from the social network Facebook. CPMC spokeswoman Amelia Rajtuma told TV3 that the bureau had received a response to one request and was waiting for several more answers, but could not confirm that the letter from Facebook contained at least some figures.

Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis told TV3 that cooperation with Facebook, Google and Twitter is proceeding well, but from YouTube, the exact information is most likely not obtained.