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Finland would be a great NATO member state


A great friend, an esteemed Finnish scholar, and a leader in Finland’s defense community wrote this on 5 July 2017: Suomi olisi hieno Naton jäsenvaltio which, according to a Facebook translation, means Finland would be a great NATO member state My initial gut reaction is, yes, this would be a great idea!  Finland beat the snot… Continue reading Finland would be a great NATO member state

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New center to combat disinformation


Posted April 11 The facility to be built in Finland is backed by nine countries, including the U.S. BY JARI TANNERASSOCIATED PRESS HELSINKI — A center to combat such things as disinformation and fake news will be built in Finland following an agreement Tuesday of nine countries from the European Union and NATO. The countries… Continue reading New center to combat disinformation

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Why is Finland better at fending off Russian-linked fake news?


Finns are notoriously good critical thinkers and can quickly recognize and dismiss Russian propaganda and disinformation. Helsinki is painfully well-versed in dealing with Russia, as it has had to do through war and annexation, and most recently the decades-long staring match of the Cold War. That left Finland with a sober understanding of the Kremlin’s… Continue reading Why is Finland better at fending off Russian-linked fake news?

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Finland to found new centre against hybrid threats


Russia appears to have awakened the West, now Finland is standing up an international center to counter Russian ‘hybrid war’ and disinformation. Russia, of course, is going to blame Finland for an aggressive action meant to antagonize Russia.  Russia is going to redouble their efforts to undermine Finland’s peace and stability. Yes, we are definitely seeing… Continue reading Finland to found new centre against hybrid threats

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Finland sees a ‘systematic lying campaign’ of Russian propaganda questioning its independence


Tatiana Ustinova and Alexander Winning, Reuters Oct. 19, 2016, 10:54 AM Finland is becoming increasingly worried about what it sees as Russian propaganda against it, including Russian questioning about the legality of its 1917 independence. The country shares a 1,340 km (833 mile) border and a difficult and bloody history with Russia, of which it… Continue reading Finland sees a ‘systematic lying campaign’ of Russian propaganda questioning its independence

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Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia


  Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 9:05am EDT   By Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell | HELSINKI Finland is becoming increasingly worried about what it sees as Russian propaganda against it, including Russian questioning about the legality of its 1917 independence. The country shares a 1,340 km (833 mile) border and a difficult and bloody… Continue reading Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

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Infiltration of YLE revealed when the defamation campaign against the award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro rolled up by prosecutors and police


The days of MV-lehti are numbered.  YLE, theFinnish Broadcasting Company, has targeted them. So have the Finnish police.  The MV-lehti founder is being pursued by law enforcement, and Johan Bäckman, the leader of MV-lehti, is being hyper-scrutinized. YLE, theFinnish Broadcasting Company, has targeted them. So have the Finnish police.  The MV-lehti founder is being pursued… Continue reading Infiltration of YLE revealed when the defamation campaign against the award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro rolled up by prosecutors and police