To Inform is to Influence

Jessikka Aro

Full disclosure, I consider Jessikka Aro a friend.  

Jessikka is, without a doubt, one of the most courageous people I have ever met.  

This whole thing started for me when I reviewed an article she had written. This is What Pro-Russia Internet Propaganda Feels Like – Finns Have Been Tricked into Believing in Lies . After this review, the Finnish pro-Kremlin trolls began writing stories about me, attacking me and further smearing Jessikka.  This lead me to write a few more articles about MV-lehti and the two defendants in this trial, Ilja Janitskin and Johan Bäckman.  This lead to more and more animosity.  And threats.  I, however, could turn off the computer and sleep at night. Jessikka was hounded at home, at work, on the computer, even as far away as in Southeast Asia and all over Europe. There was no escape for her. 

Finally, after years of harassment, Jessikka…

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