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
Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend. I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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
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
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
Hate trolls? Want a sweet revenge? Here is one way… You know, of course, there is going to be at least one troll who sues the sender and the baker for harassment, mostly because their safe space was violated. The trolls, however, are scared little punks, hidden in the darkness of anonymity. They’ll step… Continue reading Trolls, They’re Coming To Get You!