Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Breaking down Sputnik’s Facebook audiences in the Baltic states

While the local audience remained modest, Sputnik still managed to engage a small segment of Baltic users via Facebook

BalticBrief Social Media

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Kremlin media capitalizes on Latvia-Lithuania misunderstanding

Pro-Kremlin media took advantage of confusion between the Baltic countries over sourcing electricity from Belarus, propagating a narrative of disunity

by Nika Aleksejeva

BalticBrief Government

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

False Promises, Clickbait, and a Not-So-Stolen Car

Elaborate social media marketing scheme drives traffic to false news story in Latvia

by Nika Aleksejeva

BalticBrief Social Media

Fri, Apr 5, 2019

#BalticBrief: Sputnik Takes Aim at a Russian-Speaking Audience

Sputnik saturates the Russian-language media environment in the Baltics with anti-NATO coverage

BalticBrief Government

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

#BalticBrief: The “KNABbing” of Riga’s Mayor

An unverified news story claiming Riga’s mayor had been arrested proliferated throughout the Russian media environment

by Nika Aleksejeva

BalticBrief Government

Wed, Nov 21, 2018

#BalticBrief: NATO Not Planning To Invade Belarus

How hackers planted a fake story on a Lithuanian media outlet

BalticBrief Security

Mon, Nov 19, 2018

#BalticBrief: The Kremlin’s Loudspeaker in Latvia

Russian language media outlet in Latvia adapts pro-Kremlin content for local audience

BalticBrief Government

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

#BalticBrief: Narratives and Nord Stream 2

German and Lithuanian leaders’ meeting covered differently in Russian media

BalticBrief Government

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

#ElectionWatch: Influencers on Facebook Pivot to Support a Latvian Party

Facebook pages and groups started to promote a single political party prior to Latvian elections without explanation

BalticBrief Government

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

#BalticBrief: Russia Swindling Swine Conspiracy, Again

Kremlin media spread a stale swine flu conspiracy in the Baltics

BalticBrief Government

Mon, Aug 27, 2018

#BalticBrief: Accidental Missile Launched Over Estonia

Russian media spun the story about a NATO fighter jet in Estonia

BalticBrief Estonia

Tue, Aug 21, 2018

#BalticBrief: Kremlin Pivots to Video in the Baltics

How Sputnik tried to use short video stories to drive traffic to its Baltic Facebook pages

BalticBrief Government