Here’s what happens when you listen to Russian speakers in Estonia

Both the BBC and NPR recently visited Estonia to listen to the perspectives of local Russian-speakers. Their stories puncture Kremlin propaganda narratives.

Exposed: The Facebook groups spreading Kremlin propaganda

Propastop has identified 17 Facebook groups of concern operating in Estonia. Here’s how to help combat their hate and misinformation.

Propaganda in the month of March

During the last month, there was a lot of talk in the Estonian media about the appearance of Estonian politicians in the Russian media, conspiracy theories related to the coronavirus, as well as the attention received by two Master’s theses.

Concepts, misinformation and Russia

In January, the Estonian media wrote about the formation of concepts and meanings, the Navalny process and its media coverage in Russia, as well as the need for more official fact-checking.

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.

Propastop Library – documentary film „Propaganda – The Art of Selling Lies“

It will still be possible for a bit less three weeks, to watch the documentary film “Propaganda – The Art of Selling Lies”, which is being broadcast on ETV2.

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.