December 7, 2017

Disinformation Resilience Index: The Baltic States


On 7 December, International Centre for Defence, EAST Research Center and Security Centre for East European Policy Studies presented the study on the Baltic states’ ability to counter Kremlin-led disinformation campaigns.

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: who is better equipped to counter disinformation? Estonia developed noticeably higher quality of systemic responses to disinformation campaigns than the other Baltic States. Lithuanians are much less exposed to Russian media environment as Russian-speaking part of population there is many times less numerous. While Latvia does relatively worse than the other two neighbors in withstanding the information threats. Such are the findings of the Disinformation Resilience Index, presented at ICDS.

The speakers were Dmitri Teperik, the Chief Executive for the International Centre for Defence and Security, Andis Kudors, the Executive director of the Centre for East European Policy Studies (Riga, Latvia), Viktor Denisenko, the Assistant Professor at the Vilnius University Faculty of Communication, EAST Center associated fellow (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Andrei Yeliseyeu, the Co-founder and Research fellow at EAST Center (Warsaw, Poland).