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.

When one country attacks another on social media

Russia is not the only one trying to influence the population of another country in social media.

Over one hundred fake accounts are connected with #ESTexitEU

Propastop traced the fake news spreading from Narva and discovered a number of fake accounts. Their very large number was surprising.

The marking of FB fake news caused an opposite effect

Facebook’s attempt to flag suspicious content with a warning caused an opposite effect and has been closed to date.

Who in Estonia should be activating a fact controlling process?

On December 18th the Vikerraadio program Uudis+ (News +) broadcast had the program director Mirk Ojakivi and the CEO of the Estonian Newspaper Association, Mart Raudsaar discussing false news. Mr. Raudsaar put forth the idea that Estonia needs a special unit for fighting false news.

Are only robots operating on Twitter?

At the beginning of the month, NATO’s Strat Com centre in Riga published a study in which they found that in some limited topics the majority of Twitter’s Russian-language posts were automated bots. Can this conclusion be generalized for all of Twitter?

Social media is under siege due to false news

Activities to block the spread of false news in Social media are progressing at an ever-increasing pace. Propastop analyzes the development of this topic.

Propaganda in September

of Russo phobia, controlling facts, the spread of important false news in newspapers as well as Estonian Russian speaking residents’ reactions to blatant lies in Russian propaganda media.

How differently are the individual Baltic nations perceived?

Are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania viewed as one entity by the Kremlin propaganda media or are there differences in the three countries in how they are perceived individually? Read about it here!

Propaganda flies on the media wall

Propastop has written a lot about Russian propaganda channels Sputnik and Baltnews in Estonia and their press-related articles. What is the visibility and reader profile of these pages?