The woman had apparently managed to conceal her identity with the help of a wig and false name while presenting on TV
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A trainee elementary school teacher has been suspended in Germany after it came to light that she had previously worked as an anchor for a media outlet deemed by the authorities as far-right and pro-Kremlin, Bild has reported. A regional educational official argued that the woman’s “anti-constitutional views” were incompatible with her job as an educator.
In its report on Wednesday, Bild alleged that Elisa B. had worked as a teacher in the Markisch-Oderland district of eastern Brandenburg region since February. However, aside from that, the 29-year-old is said to have been the face of a local TV channel named Strausberg TV, and also worked for Compact TV in the recent past.
The latter is considered by the German security services to be a peddler of “Kremlin propaganda and conspiracy theories,” and is said to “stir hatred against the government, Muslim and Jewish organizations.” The authorities believe that the media outlet seeks to remove Germany’s “free democratic constitutional order.”
While the security services typically keep tabs on all Compact TV employees, Elisa B. had managed to slip under the radar for at least a year, using a wig and a false name, Bild claimed.