Russian Language Community in Latvia Divided

A look into the divisions within Latvia’s Russian community’s fight for Russian language schools (Source: Mixnews.lv) On November 16, parents and Russian language children in Latvia mobilized by “Protectors of Russian…

#FakeNews: Made in China

A case of alignment between Chinese state-funded university and fringe news targeting the United States In light of the recent revelations that divisive and inflammatory websites and Facebook pages were run…

#LetsLeaveNATO trends in Turkey

Bots, Kremlin media, and a fringe party are calling for Turkey to leave NATO amid tensions On November 17, NATO and Turkey found themselves in a diplomatic row at a military…

How A Russian Troll Fooled America

Reconstructing the life of a covert Kremlin influence account Few Americans were more patriotic on Twitter than the user known as @TEN_GOP. For almost two years, it lauded President Donald…

Language Lies About Latvia

How a simple population statistic was exaggerated to fit a false narrative in Latvia The sign reads: “Ethnic Russians in Latvia are 42% of the population. We are paying taxes and…

Lash Out Over Language in Latvia

Latvia transitions to native language requirement in schools, as Russian language population protests (Source: TVnet) On October 23, several hundred Russian-speakers gathered in front of the Latvian Ministry of Education…

Taxi Driver Tall Tale Takes a Nation

How false information shared by a taxi driver evolved from a Facebook post to a national news story On October 8, MixNews, a Russian language media outlet in Latvia, published an…