US magazine Jacobin veers into atrocity denialism

Author Adam J Sacks defended the Nazi-Soviet pact, denied the occupation of the Baltic states, argued Soviet rule was a blessing, and made numerous poorly researched claims that attracted ridicule across social media.

Google’s motto is ‘don’t be evil’, but its news results have a problem

Headlines displayed by Google News are highly trusted and spread fast. Yet Google’s algorithms can’t always tell the difference between journalism and propaganda, as shown by a review of results about Estonia in English.

Who are the NAFO ‘fellas’ fighting misinformation online?

An online community based around dog memes has become an unlikely thorn in the side of Kremlin propagandists.

Did the Kremlin stir protests that derailed Sweden’s NATO application?

A Koran-burning protest in Sweden put the country’s NATO application on hold after a backlash in Turkey. But the journalist who initiated, organised, and promoted that protest has extensive Kremlin connections.

Russia’s war on Ukraine is not a game – but some game developers are trying to make it one

Video games enabling children to wage war in Ukraine have appeared online. Children need to understand the context behind this simulated violence.

6 of the best YouTubers to follow to understand Russia’s war on Ukraine

Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine has generated a wave of new YouTube stars dedicated to exposing the reality behind Kremlin propaganda.

Why propagandists are battling to redefine ‘vatnik’

‘Vatnik’ was first defined by Russians as a jingoistic follower of their government’s propaganda. Some people are trying to make you think otherwise.

When artificial intelligence starts creating propaganda

A new tool called ChatGPT highlights the dangers of AI being used by propagandists. So we asked the AI to explain the risks in its own words.

A misleading headline about Ukrainian refugees helped build a false narrative

A recent Postimees headline may have given the impression that Estonia and its employers are not concerned by Ukrainians unable to find jobs in Estonia. Russian media outlets seized on it to build a narrative that didn’t actually reflect the original article.

How Kremlin propaganda weaponises its own money laundering scandals

Danske Bank pleaded guilty to what some describe as its ‘Estonian money laundering scandal’. Yet the key Estonian part of this scandal was shutting it down.