Jessikka Aro


Jessikka Aro currently works as an investigative reporter at YLE Kioski, the social media division of the Finnish broadcasting network YLE. Since beginning an investigation of pro-Kremlin internet trolls since 2014, she has authored numerous reports on the subject of Kremlin troll factories, including an in-depth expose on the St. Petersburg factory in 2015. Ms. Aro has been published in numerous prominent outlets, such as BBC News and European View, the official policy journal of the European People’s Party. In 2016, her investigative work received the Bonnier Journalism Prize, and she is currently writing a book on the subject of Russian information warfare. Ms. Aro received her bachelor’s degree at Tampere University in Finland.