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Jenna Abrams, Russia’s Clown Troll Princess, Duped the Mainstream Media and the World


A lot of celebrities got trolled by “Jenna Abrams”, including the former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul.  Quoting a friend:  A totally fake account called Jenna Abrams—run by Russian intelligence—was in the middle of all sorts of election debates on social media. Roseanne Barr and Michael McFaul argued with her on Twitter. BuzzFeed and… Continue reading Jenna Abrams, Russia’s Clown Troll Princess, Duped the Mainstream Media and the World

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Russian Troll Efforts Extended To Standing Rock


The interest in what Russia actually did has not waned, it is just getting more difficult to uncover what was actually done. Now researchers are connecting the Russian trolls to the Standing Rock protests. </end editorial> “DEAR RACISTS IN AMERICA,” began one Instagram meme shared by the since suspended account @Native_Americans_United, which is believed to… Continue reading Russian Troll Efforts Extended To Standing Rock

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Russia’s cyber trolls attack online as NATO troops gather in Latvia


Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00PM EDT More Canadian troops will arrive in Latvia next week, fulfilling Ottawa’s commitment of 450 personnel to the multinational battle group tasked with deterring any potential military action by Russia. While the show of NATO-led “hard power” may convince the former Soviet superpower to respect its… Continue reading Russia’s cyber trolls attack online as NATO troops gather in Latvia

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BBC Says It May Contact Your Boss If You Post Comments It Finds Problematic


from the wait,-what? dept Say That Again by Mike Masnick Thu, May 18th 2017 3:25am There are all sorts of different ways that websites that allow comments have dealt with trollish behavior over the years, but I think the BBC’s new policy is the first I’ve seen in which the organization threatens that it may… Continue reading BBC Says It May Contact Your Boss If You Post Comments It Finds Problematic

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The trolls are trying to confuse you about Syria. Here’s why.


Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a huge spike in the number of online stories which question the bravery of the White Helmets, or suggest that the recent chemical attacks were suspicious, or make some other claim that seeks to confuse you about the war in Syria. We’ve written this short list to help… Continue reading The trolls are trying to confuse you about Syria. Here’s why.