Jessikka Aro
Investigative Reporter
YLE
Finland

Jessikka Aro is an awarded investigative reporter with Finnish Broadcasting Company's social media project Yle Kioski. Aro specializes in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 she started to investigate the pro-Kremlin social media trolls techniques and influence on public debates outside Russia's borders, and nowadays her reports are widely quoted and used in troll investigations internationally. Due to her investigations, se became the target of serious and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign. Currently Aro writes an investigative book about Kremlin's information warfare and trains reporters and general public to recognize and counter online disinformation. Aro is also lobbying for better legislation to counter hybrid threats and protect citizens from state-sponsored online security threats.