Let us read about the methods used to influence the Latvian elections and predict the likelihood of their implementation in Estonia.
In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about fake news. Estonia has so far not had any serious experiences with fake news in our own language, so we can only read about them through the experiences of other countries. The summer months have seen the topic of fake news arise through the experience of our southern neighbours of Latvia and Lithuania.
Over the recent years and above all since the handling of Ukraine and Syria by Russia, the gathering of information from open sources has come to the attention of the public and conclusions made on the basis of them or the rejection of Russian false examples.
Information warfare and the new advent of the Cold War dominated the topics in March. The case of the Skirpal poisoning and the Cambridge Analytica revelations on the use of Facebook data laid a considerable foundation for the month.
February was the most active month on influencing issues in the last couple of months. Several studies and articles on Russian influence activities were published. Several social media channels took steps to improve the quality of their content and factors affecting the country in regards to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia was discussed much more often.
The crowning event for the Latvian bank scandal was when the Ministry of Defence issued a press release announcing an ongoing information attack against the state. Propastop will try to figure out what is actually happening.