The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, a NATO-accredited think-tank, has published a comprehensive report titled “Russia’s Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment 2019/2020.” The report begins
This is the second volume issued in the framework of the project ‘Russia’s (Dis-)lnformation Campaigns in Nordic-Baltic Countries’. This project was initiated in 2016 as an ongoing effort to monitor and analyse Russia’s (dis )information influence in the Nordic-Baltic region, which includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden (the NB8). The first volume was published in January 2018. Since then, we have continued tracking trends in the information space of the NB8. On the basis of our regular biannual fact findings several trends have emerged. The stories pushed by the Kremlin most often revolve around:
- Manipulation with facts surrounding World War II;
- Attempts to rewrite the history of the NB8 states;
- Exaggerating the threat of immigration to the NB8 societies;
- Accusing the governments, media and opinion leaders of the NB8 countries of Russophobia,
- Accusing NB8 countries of discrimination against Russia’s compatriots abroad’,
- Framing NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics and Poland as a threat to regional security;
- Questioning and undermining national or regional infrastructure projects.
- This publication includes four chapters that help to understand information influence in the NB8.