A working tool for tracking our eastern neighbour’s activities

The Alliance for Securing Democracy initiated an analytical centre called Hamilton68 in August, where they give a real-time overview of Russian influence operations on Twitter.

Propaganda horoscope: what awaits us tomorrow?

We are opening a new headline topic, where we will gather predictions on what type of propaganda – media attacks against Estonia may occur in the near future. Read about it here!

Western press front line from Estonia

The editors of Propastop analyze July’s Tomaso Clavarino’s photo reportage, where the author gives the impression that the Baltic nations have child soldiers preparing to attack Russia.

Pros and cons of a national ombudsman dealing with falsehoods in the media

In discussion is Ilmar Raag’s article that is against the nation establishing a commissioner that deals with refuting media falsehoods. In that case, how do we react to an info crisis? Read more about it here!

Propaganda in the month of July

Propastop will bring forth the most important subjects from July, which unfortunately did not reach the blog posts, but are still worth mentioning. We will cover the discussion topics “Does Estonia need its own army of elves?” and how president Ilves supports the fight against propaganda. Also, how president Kaljulaid warns us against counter propaganda.

Forest Brothers in a propaganda battle

NATO produced and released a short dramatized documentary in mid July about forest brothers in the Baltics, which caused lively discussions in the Russian media and caused an anti NATO propaganda attack.

Urve Eslas: Liar’s paradox: The Kremlin’s master narrative

Propastop publishes the full text of the article written by Urve Eslas, who analyzes the master narrative, which is the foundation of Russian propaganda activities and observes how it directs messages used daily. The original article was published on the webpage of the Center for European Policy Analysis.

A child removed from her family is used for propaganda accusations

Propastop has been following how an incident involving child protection became a distorted news item on Estonian Russophobia in the Russian media.

An article series on critical thinking

In the inspiring and educational news website „Edasi“ the philosophy lecturer Oliver Laas has penned a six part, fast course in critical thinking. The six part series deals with the most common and important of fallacies or misconceptions as well as bringing out examples in targeting and influencing discussions for the purpose of diversion.

A new narrative on the Russian propaganda front lines

Propastop analyzes the new narrative “The independent Republic of Estonia will end in 2020”, which has been created and developed by Russia through different speaking points.