The coronavirus period increased resistance to misinformation

The coronavirus pandemic, which spread a lot of misinformation, half-truths and conspiracy theories in retrospect, has been an important period in raising people’s awareness of information manipulations.

Propaganda in December

Last year’s holiday month of December was rather modest in the writing of propaganda and information manipulation. The emphasis was on data and the writing of their misuse.

The frontline of the information war is being defended from the Balkans to the Baltic nations

On December 17, Uku Arold, Deputy Head of the Strategic Communication Department of the Defence Forces General Staff Head Quarters, wrote about the information war and the practices of different countries in Postimees. Propastop, with permission from the author and Postimees, publishes the full article.

Propaganda in the month of October

In October, Estonian press publications were rather modest in writing about propaganda and information manipulation.

Propaganda in the month of September

In reading the Estonian media, we can say with conviction that September was the month of stories written about China.

Priit Talv: information operations are here to stay

We have to accept and get used to a manipulated virtual world as a new normality. Here is Priit Talve’s full article, which appeared in the Delfi Klikimagnet (Click Magnet) section in September.

Propaganda in the month of July

In July, problems related to Faceap and Baltnews received the most attention in the Estonian media.

Propaganda in the month of May

In the past month, Social Media was once again at the center of stories about influencing.

Propaganda in the month of April

In April, the main keywords were about propaganda, information warfare, influencing activities, the Security Police Board’s (KAPO) yearbook, President Kaljulaid’s visit to Russia, influencing the elections and the growing interest in monitoring activities.

Media overview – January

An article in January discussing influence activities gave a lot of colour due to the approaching elections.