Automated anti-Russian messages appear at University of Helsinki

23rd March

“a university in Finland has been targeted by a “disinformation operation” that has seen automated bots post thousands of anti-Russian messages to its social media pages, writes Tom Bateman for Euronews Next.

The messages, which began appearing on Monday 21 March, call on the University of Helsinki to effectively sanction its Russian students and staff, withdraw scholarships and even stop accepting students from Russia altogether. The university, which is the largest in Finland, said on Wednesday that it suspected the messages were the result of an organised campaign.”

University World News, published by UK Higher Education web publishing

Forced restaurant to change name

10th March

Taste of Russia, a store in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn selling food from the former Soviet Republics, decided to change its name and to get rid of a sign featuring Red Square’s St. Basil’s Cathedral, says co-owner Alena Rakhman. Following the invasion, a number of customers approached the owners to ask them to change the name. Time , owned by Meredith National Media Group