This is a fair to mediocre guide to state-sponsored trolling, there is a strong bias in the writing and a distinct lack of any documentation. I apologize for not sharing this guide previously, but I was just sent the link this morning. Just a quick analysis of their paragraph focusing on the United States. “UNITED… Continue reading Bloomberg: A Global Guide To State Sponsored Trolling
It looks like China’s ‘unofficial’ troll army is responding to the racist SVT YouTube video. A tour through China’s Troll Army’s Facebook page, 帝吧大军根据地, reveals quite a bit. On the SVT ‘humor’ page, they made fun of Chinese defecating in public. On the Emperor bar army base Facebook page, members posted all kinds of pictures showing exactly that. … Continue reading How China’s army of online trolls turned on Sweden
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17777330/internet-of-garbage-book-sarah-jeong-online-harassment Today, The Verge is publishing an interim edition of Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage, a book she first published in 2015 but has since gone out of print. It is a thorough and important look at the intractable problem of online harassment. After a year on The Verge’s staff as a senior writer,… Continue reading Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage” now free to download
It would be most interesting to see a research project conducted, studying the correlation of Russian trolls running anti-vax propaganda versus Europe’s developing contagious disease epidemic (not a contagion, yet). From Hamilton 68, vaxxed is one of the top ten trending hashtags. </end editorial> BY JACK MORSE 1 DAY AGO Well this is disturbing.Apparently not content to… Continue reading Russian trolls accused of spreading anti-vaccine propaganda online
I’ve been seeing a lot of very incendiary posts on Facebook. These posts are being reposted by friends of mine, both conservative, liberal, and foreign. Today a friend reposted something from Rita Lloyd, which was highly incendiary. I got to looking at the profile and it fits all the parameters of a troll account. No… Continue reading Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again
Unfortunately, this is a hit piece and is not truly asking nor exploring “How Did the Pentagon Quantify This Bizarre Statistic on ‘Russian Trolls’?” It does, however, give insight as to the bias against Pentagon statistics of this particular author. His snarky, sneering attack is abhorrent and it does not deserve publication. It is quite… Continue reading How Did the Pentagon Quantify This Bizarre Statistic on ‘Russian Trolls’?
I literally stumbled across my first political trolling operation in 2009. I was touring a political ‘think tank’ and we walked through a room with rows of computers with people sitting in front. I stopped and asked one of the operators what they were doing. He simply said he cruises comment sections and puts in… Continue reading How Every Campaign Will Have a Troll Farm of Its Own