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.

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.