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

Recent activity

By Nika Aleksejeva

#BalticBrief: Sputnik Takes Aim at Russian Speakers


Sputnik appears to be targeting Russian-speaking audiences in the Baltic states with negative reporting about NATO, in part… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#DigitalResilience: Where Is Armen Gasparyan’s Audience?


A new Sputnik show on YouTube and Facebook, in which pro-Kremlin expert Armen Gasparyan discusses current events in international… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

#DigitalResilience: Life of a Fake


A fabricated blog post written under a false name about Eastern European history continues to circulate a… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — in Depth


Facebook removed almost 300 pages from its platform for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” across the former-Soviet space on… Read more

By Nika Aleksejeva

Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — Top Takeaways


Facebook removed almost 300 pages from its platform for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” across the former-Soviet space on… Read more

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

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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