Twitter bots attack Estonia: truth or false?

Last week, media reports revealed, that in April the identities of dozens of followers in the Twitter accounts of Estonian politicians and opinion leaders are in question. Propastop’s editorial board looked into the doubts in question.

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.

Propaganda in November

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.

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.

Spain, the Kremlin media’s newest target

The upcoming Catalonia independence referendum on October 1 has caused the Russian propaganda machine to turn its attention towards Spain. Read it here!

A working tool for tracking our eastern neighbour’s activities

The Alliance for Securing Democracy initiated an analytical centre called Hamilton68 in August, where they give a real-time overview of Russian influence operations on Twitter.

Social media manipulators

Some people tend to consider information shared on Facebook or Twitter more truthful than mediated by professional media.