Putin's Trolls

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FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)

BULGARIA: Ciela Norma


ESTONIA: Menu Meedia

HUNGARY: Corvina Books Ltd


POLAND: Wydawnictwo SQN

ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra

SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag


Original title: Putinin trollit

Author: Jessikka Aro

Published: 2019

Publisher: Johnny Kniga

Genres: General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

Pages: 453

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True stories from the frontlines of the Russian information warfare

Russia is waging a war against civilians online. Every critical voice is an enemy. In the last few years there have been countless international, sometimes criminal online campaigns against private people throughout the Western countries – orchestrated and approved by the Kremlin.

In this courageous book, award-winning journalist Jessica Aro reveals in detail her own dramatic experiences of being targeted by a troll army. Told in unflinching  detail, Jessikka’s extraordinary story is supported by accounts from many distinguished and internationally known critics of the Kremlin, including Bill Browder, Eliot Higgins, Liz Wahl, Martin Kragh, Jelena Milic and many others – all of whom share their experiences of being the targets of Russia’s hateful and multifaceted cyber-espionage campaigns.

Well-documented true stories show that Russia does not shy away from the darkest means of eliminating its opponents through cyber-espionage, social media trolls, fake news, cyber-attacks, death threats and hate campaigns by PR professionals.


"Valuable insight into Russian troll operations worldwide." – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

"Journalist Aro has been extraordinarily brave and has set an example worldwide in the fight against trolls. Her book has a strong message: online crimes must be documented and exposed like any crimes." – Uusi Suomi newspaper

"Important and informative! Lots of useful knowledge about information warfare as well as modern online bullying". – Amman kirjablogi blog


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Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, she began to investigate pro-Russian Internet trolls, but became a victim of their activities herself.

In 2019 she was notified that she was to receive an International Women of Courage Award but this was mysteriously rescinded just before the ceremony.


Jessikka Aro

Putin's Trolls

2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

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