In the past month, Social Media was once again at the center of stories about influencing.
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.
„Whataboutism“ is term used to describe the propaganda technique that could be characterized in Estonian by the expressions „but others did it too“ or „ but what are you doing yourself“ and which came into use during the Soviet Union and later with the Russian authorities when describing their communication manoeuvers.
Propastop regards November as a rather modest and calm month for ant-Estonian influence activities. Russia remained passive, mostly by the prolongation of familiar propaganda events in various stories on their web of national media channels.
Propaganda in October included several analyzes of Russian influence activities, Edward Lucas’s discussion of Russo phobia and a RT advertising campaign on the London Underground as well as the concerned response to it.