Posts tagged as StratCom

Stratcom director: China and Russia top Covid-19 disinformation sources

Thursday, April 9, 2020

China and Russia have been the main sources of disinformation during the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, but Latvia is well prepared for the situation compared to many other countries, according to NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Director Jānis Sārts. “During the last week the amount of Russian disinformation has decreased, but the amount of disinformation from China has increased,” said Sārts. According to the director, there is a very…

NATO StratCom does not consider FaceApp more dangerous than Facebook

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The US Democratic Party is concerned about Russian-made FaceApp, which allows its users to imagine how they might look like when they are old and retired. NATO StratCom, however, does not consider the app to be more dangerous than other apps users entrust their personal data with, as reported by Latvian public media. Latvia-based NATO StratCom has told public broadcaster LTV programme Panorāmathat it is currently not possible to tell if FaceApp supplies its user data to…

Baltic presidents meet and discuss climate change, digital era and security

Thursday, July 11, 2019

On his first official foreign visit, Latvia’s President Egils Levits met with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The two discussed climate change, challenges of the digital age and security affairs. Leaders of the two countries agreed that Baltic and Nordic states should cooperate in climate change matters and agreed that climate change is a priority for Europe and the rest of the world. The two also stressed that Latvia and Estonia…

Many EU member states realize possibility of external interference in European Parliament elections – StratCom chief

Monday, January 21, 2019

Many European Union (EU) member states realize that there might be attempts to interfere in the upcoming European Parliament elections from outside, Janis Sarts, director of the Riga-based NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence (NATO StratCom), told LETA. The possible risks are currently being analyzed on the European level, and countries have the ability to exchange information. “We see that there are domestic political players in some countries who are…

Play a fake news game from NATO’s strategic communications experts!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre (sic) of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE or sometimes StratCom COE) has a new offering: a Facebook game that invites you to enter the wild, wacky and worrying world of fake news. It is called “The News Hero”. “NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence introduces its new indie game designed to train readers to identify misinformation published online,” says information strategically released July 24. The game is hosted on Facebook…