Propastop traced the fake news spreading from Narva and discovered a number of fake accounts. Their very large number was surprising.
Facebook’s attempt to flag suspicious content with a warning caused an opposite effect and has been closed to date.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
Some people tend to consider information shared on Facebook or Twitter more truthful than mediated by professional media.