Jessikka Aro is an investigative reporter with
Yle Kioski, the social media product of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.
Aro specializes in Russia, information warfare, security and extremism.
Jessikka Aro started a crowdsourced investigation of pro-Russia info war trolls
and St. Petersburg troll factory in September 2014. Immediately after that she
became a target of serious harassment by pro-Kremlin propagandists. Aro was
recently awarded with the respected Bonnier Journalism Prize for her troll
articles, which were published in Finnish, English and Russian. Aro is a
popular conference speaker and contributor of various press freedom projects.
She constantly trains reporters and general public to recognize disinformation
in Finland and abroad.