Unknown Telegram

Most of us know what Facebook Messenger and Twitter are, and many also use WhatsApp as well as Signal, but surprisingly little has been said about the messaging exchange environment, Telegram.

The propaganda portal Sputnik is coming back to Estonia

On Tuesday afternoon, RIA Novost published news from the news portal sputnikmeedia.ee launched in Estonia and created by the former editor-in-chief of Sputnik Estonia, Elena Cherysheva (Tšerõševa).

The Russian Embassy and ERR: the opinions of experts

What did journalists and media specialists think of last week’s Propastop’s analysis, which scrutinized the publications of the Russian embassy’s messages in ERR? Read the new post!

ERR, speaker for the Russian Embassy

The Russian-language editorial board of the National Broadcasting writes more about the activities of the Russian embassy than about the activities of all the other embassies in Estonia combined. Why are there so many pro-Kremlin articles?

Launch of a new fact-checking portal Klikisäästja (click saver)

Propastop has repeatedly written for several years about the need for independent fact-finding. This week, a new fact-checking initiative Klikisäästja (click saver) was launched. It is led by a familiar face from the Estonian Debate Society and the Postimees fact-finding section, Herman Kelomees

These Estonian companies support Kremlin propaganda

See a list of companies that continue to advertise on Russian websites waging an information war against Estonia.

Defending the vote – an overview of Estonian election security

At the beginning of December, Princeton University published an overview “Defending the Vote: Estonia creates a network to combat disinformation, 2016-2020”, which describes the developments that have taken place in Estonia in the fight against disinformation in those years.

EADaily; a worker bee in the Kremlin’s information war

What kind of media publication is EADaily, whose news selection uses a tone that attacks and denigrates Estonia? Why are we moving this publication to our black list?

Estonian companies stop advertising on Kremlin propaganda sites

Many important Estonian companies have announced the cessation of advertising in the Kremlin’s channels of influence. However, the problem is still massive.

COVID-19 brought a change to Russia’s influence activities

Richard Weitz, a senior researcher at the Hudson Institute and director of the Center for Military-Political Analysis, published a lengthy overview in the magazine Diplomatie in October on Russia’s disinformation campaigns in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.