Nika Aleksejeva

Lead Digital Forensic Researcher, Digital Research Unit on the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

English, Latvian, Russian

Lead Digital Forensic Researcher, Digital Research Unit on the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

English, Latvian, Russian

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By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: The Kremlin’s Loudspeaker in Latvia


Over a half of the content about NATO soldiers in the Baltic states published by a Russian… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#ElectionWatch: The “Russian Factor” Government in Latvian Elections


Fear of Kremlin influence was one of the driving forces of political campaigns ahead of Latvian elections,… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#ElectionWatch: Social Media Hack on Latvian Election Day


During Latvia’s parliamentary election day on October 6, the sound of the Russian national anthem and images of the… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#ElectionWatch: Graphic Preference from Russian Media in Latvia


Russian state-owned media outlets in Latvia showed a clear preference in visual representation towards so-called “Russian” parties… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#ElectionWatch: Influencers on Facebook Pivot to Support a Latvian Party


Several influential channels on Facebook pivoted from their primary topics — engaging memes, selling water and providing an informal… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: Kremlin Pivots to Video in the Baltics


In January, Kremlin-owned media outlet Sputnik’s branches in the Baltic states began posting videos produced by a social media… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: Sputnik Targets NATO Exercise, Reveals Wider Narrative Trend


NATO exercises close to Russian borders sparked hostile responses on Kremlin-owned media outlets. Saber Strike was a… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: False Story About Collapsed Mall Doesn’t Hold Up


On July 15, the website Redzams, which translated from Latvian means “Visible”, reported the alleged collapse of the “Alffa”… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

Kremlin Narratives Ahead of Helsinki


On Monday, July 15, United States President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: Russia Editorializes Saber Strike


On June 3, a major NATO exercise “Saber Strike” kicked off in Poland and the Baltic states. Due to… Read more

Biography

Nika Aleksejeva is a digital researcher covering the information space in the Baltic states, Russia, and the region. Previously, she worked as a journalist for local media outlets in Latvia. Before joining the DFRLab Nika was with Infogram, a popular data visualization startup. Her formal education in communication science and political science combined with practical knowledge about the information technologies and data analysis helps her to provide deeper insights into relevant affairs in the digital engagement spaces. 

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