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Here’s How Russian Trolls Turned Social Media Into a Weapon While Tech Giants Played Dumb


The two reports cited in Gizmodo are fairly objective and unbiased, in that the conclusions were that Russian trolls used existing societal fault lines in all groups from many different perspectives along all party lines.  Platforms used: Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Vine Gab Meetup VKontakte LiveJournal Games Browser extensions Music apps were weaponized. … Continue reading Here’s How Russian Trolls Turned Social Media Into a Weapon While Tech Giants Played Dumb

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Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month


By Russell Brandom@russellbrandom  Sep 24, 2018, 1:52pm EDT Reddit users have uncovered an elaborate campaign to seed Reddit’s most popular pro-Trump community with content linked to Russian influence operations, as detailed in a post on Friday night. Archives show a sustained effort to plant and upvotes links to a site called Geotus.Army, playing off a slang term for… Continue reading Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month

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Facebook Is Being Used By Russian Trolls, Again


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

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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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Former Kremlin “troll” told how to construct propaganda inside


45,000 rubles is $776.71 US. (Translated from Russian by my Chrome browser) 17:30 23 March 2015 Petersburg journalists (eg, “dog” and “Business Petersburg”) succeeded several times on condition of anonymity to talk with former “trolls” – so called special staff offices, where a salary needs to be addressed in the propaganda network. But the radio… Continue reading Former Kremlin “troll” told how to construct propaganda inside

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Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America


The adventures of Russian agents like The Ghost of Marius the Giraffe, Gay Turtle, and Ass — exposed for the first time. posted on June 2, 2014, at 2:48 p.m. Max Seddon BuzzFeed News Foreign Correspondent Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new… Continue reading Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America