Eight silver bullets against fake news

Here is a simple plan on how to spot and recognize fake news

Fresh fake news from Latvia and Lithuania

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about fake news. Estonia has so far not had any serious experiences with fake news in our own language, so we can only read about them through the experiences of other countries. The summer months have seen the topic of fake news arise through the experience of our southern neighbours of Latvia and Lithuania.

Russia-related networks in Estonia Part 5.

A network that deals with teaching the Russian language but is financially and ideologically supported by the Kremlin Soft Power fund, Russki Mir. Read more!

Sweden revived action guidelines for crisis situations

In the beginning of 2018, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) issued a leaflet entitled ‘Om krisen eller kriget kommer’, or „ If Crisis or War comes“ giving instructions for action in the event of a crisis or war, where daily routines may no longer work.

Riho Ühtegi’s hawkish words resound in the Kremlin media

The words of Estonian officials have caused a flood of articles in the Russian media: already the fourth similar event in recent months. Propastop sees a definite pattern forming behind the scenes.

What is psychological defence?

The Propastop library in July introduced „ Psychological Defence of Estonian Security Policy as in the approach of its architects’ “, a 2015 Master’s degree thesis by Taavi Narits, a student at the Academy of Internal Affairs.

The resilience capabilities of Eastern and Central European countries

At the beginning of the summer, the Ukrainian Foreign Policy Council, „Ukrainian Prism“ published a large study on the resilience capabilities of Eastern and Central European countries to Russian influence activities and based on the results of the study put together a comparative index (disinformation resilience index).

Russia-related networks in Estonia Part 4.

We added a group to our chart whose underlying motive is to blame Estonia as a supporter of fascism.

The Press Council did not find the propaganda channel justified in its claim

Sputnik Eesti, who appealed to the Press Council on stories published in ERR, Postimees and Õhtuleht in April was found not to be justified in its accusations by the monitoring organization. The Council ruled against the plaintiff finding that the three media channels had not violated the Estonian Code of Ethics for Journalists.