Speaker Ludo Segers addressing some of the fake news issues Photo © Ghc van der Lingen
Society

Dealing with real and fake news in the age of ubiquitous media

Media can be a veritable minefield these days and the European Business Network invited its members and business breakfast guests to learn a little about talking to and consuming the media. The speaker, Ludo Segers, gave a fascinating presentation about the state of affairs and offered some valuable insights into “what to do when you become the news”. […]

Raimundas Karoblis
Defence

Defense minister urges EU to step up capacities against hybrid threats

Enhancement of European capacities against cyber threats has to be among top priorities of the community, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said at a meeting of the EU Defense ministers in Brussels. […]

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Defence

Russian fake news seeks to generate Baltic opposition to NATO presence

Russian media outlets in Moscow and in the Baltic countries have stepped up their efforts to generate opposition among Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These media sources have been putting out fake news stories suggesting that NATO was recruiting Russian speakers, especially in Latvia, to use “as guinea pigs” to test new “physical, biological and other techniques.” The goal of such “experimentation” is purportedly to prepare the Balts to help the Western alliance invade the Russian Federation. […]

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Defence

Fake news about US troops posted on BNS website, cyber attack suspected

A fake news article about alleged mustard-gas poisoning among US troops in Latvia was posted on the Baltic News Service’s website in a suspected cyber attack on Wednesday. […]