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Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=0 A journalist in Finland, was harassed after reporting on the rise of abusive pro-Russian posts on the Internet. Credit James Hill for The New York Times

Front page International New York Times, 28 May 2016.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=0

The Bad Guys, MV Lehti

MV Lehti is thrashing about, wildly, trying to discredit me. They published a hit piece on me, this morning. I say “bring it”.  According to their comments, a few of them are already feeling the heat.

MV Lehti is a 100% Russian FSB planned, organized, and funded operation.   If you don’t believe me, follow Johan Bàckman’s background, where he worked, what he’s done, with whom and for whom. He is a classic FSB bungler, he has failed every step of the way.

Bäckman has received considerable media attention in Russia, both in national TV channels, the press and Russian Internet news portals. Bäckman has been an active commentator of Finnish-Russian child custody and “grandmother cases”. The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle, quoting Timo Vihavainen, a professor of Russian history, speculated that this has happened due to fact that Bäckman’s opinions match the interests of the Kremlin.[44]

Bäckman was an active commentator for Russian press during the Anton incident in 2009.[45][46] Later, Bäckman apologized for his behaviour, and promised not to further intervene in the incident.[1][47] However, he later deleted his apology, continuing to comment on the case [48] He was also an active commentator for Russian press during the Rantala incident in 2010.[49] Bäckman also received media time with grandmother and similar child custody cases in 2010.[44]

Bäckman claims that children that are being taken care of by Finnish child protection authorities are living in “concentration camps”, and explains that “this is a certain system of political terror”. To explain why the rest of the world has not noticed this, he claims that “Children who get into these camps have special prohibitions for communications, they cannot tell us what is happening there.” He states that “I think that the juvenile justice system, the system of a mass removal of children, is genocide of children.”. He has not provided numbers for how many children are supposed to have been killed in this alleged “genocide”, and has not revealed any sources for his information. [50]

Bäckman and Ukraine

In March 2014 Bäckman was invited to participate as observer by the Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections (EODE),[51][52] a far-right Russia-based self-proclaimed election monitoring organization,[53] in disputed Crimean status referendum which resulted annexation of Crimea by Russia. Bäckman stated that he saw no violations and considered the referendum to be within the framework of international law.[54]

In May he announced that separatist Donetsk People’s Republic will open a representative office in Helsinki.[55] Bäckman claims that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown was an United States provocation to justify a NATO intervention in Donbass conflict, and describes Ukrainian government as “the Kiev junta”.[56]

Bäckman and Moldova

In May 2014 Bäckman was expelled from Moldova and received five-year entry ban, as his activities were regarded as undermining Moldova’s statehood.[57]

Not your best work, Mr. Alexander Bortnikov.  He’s an embarrassment. From one professional to another, he needs to be let go.

The Team, The Good Guys

The team arraigned against MV Lehti now spans beyond the horizon, for advisors, assistance, and support, from Tampa, Florida, to Arizona, to Washington DC, to New York City, to Ft. Meade, Maryland, to Belgium, to Czechia, to the Finnish Foreign Ministry and unknown parts all over.  We have four tracks using Law Enforcement in two different countries, alone.

There is a team arraigned against MV Lehti, courtesy yours truly.  For those of you assisting, my sincerest thank you. It’s already working, they’re scared.

If you look at the hit piece done on me today, read the comment section. I had to copy and paste it into Google Translate. It shows at least a few of their members are feeling the heat already. They seem to realize I don’t quit, won’t quit, can’t quit, not until MV Lehti ceases to exist as an offensive entity.  If they become a Jewish support group I might be happy.

Every day I get offers to help. New tools become available. New methods may be used. New procedures.

We are reciprocating on seven different fronts, all legal.  The follow-on will be summarized in a “how to” guide to taking on Russian trolls, which we fully believe is a 100% Russian FSB planned, organized, and funded operation.

How can you help?

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Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation

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One thought on “Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation

  1. I’m glad you covered this – I was busy from the holiday weekend, and found this to be a great touch on what is truly a growing problem.

    The quote from the end of the article sadly sums it up – you can’t write anything without first thinking about what the trolls will do/say/write. Is this NOT digital terrorism???

    I believe an accident needs to happen in troll-land for the counter-point to be made.

    On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM, To Inform is to Influence wrote:

    > Joel Harding posted: ” Front page International New York Times, 28 May > 2016. > http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=0 > The Bad Guys, MV Lehti MV Lehti is thrashing about, wildly, trying to > discredit Jessikka and me. They pu” >

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