A website known as “Democratic Europe Without Borders” has published a report on Russian disinformation efforts directed against Poland and the Baltic States. According to the report:
The diplomats of Poland and the Baltic states undertake continuous efforts to convey to the EU institutions and the NATO governance the information that their countries have long resisted information aggression of Russia. They also focus attention on the fact that Russian cyber troops, long before the start of the hot phase of the conflict with Ukraine, unleashed an information war against the neighboring state. The latter supposes the broad dissemination of propaganda materials, the deliberate spread of false information, the activities of Internet trolls, the hacking of websites and personal accounts, the spread of malicious programs and the conduct of special information and psychological operations. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia (as former USSR members) and Poland (as former member of the communist camp) do not exclude the possibility of a hot conflict which may rise from the information war unleashed against them by Russia.
Read the rest here.
This week, the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported on a comprehensive report titled “Russia’s Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment 2019/2020” published by a NATO-accredited think-tank.
In November, we reported on a Bloomberg investigation into Russian disinformation efforts targeting the EU, emphasizing Russian-backed media operations.