We be trolls - Russian style

Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2014 02:10 pm
“Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin’s message on the comments section of top American websites.

Plans attached to emails leaked by a mysterious Russian hacker collective show IT managers reporting on a new ideological front against the West in the comments sections of Fox News, Huffington Post, The Blaze, Politico, and WorldNetDaily.

The bizarre hive of social media activity appears to be part of a two-pronged Kremlin campaign to claim control over the internet, launching a million-dollar army of trolls to mold American public opinion as it cracks down on internet freedom at home.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Max Seddon / Buzzfeed:

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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2014 02:14 pm
I saw that article this morning. It's one reason, we shouldn't feed these sock puppets and for the moderators to delete them. They used to delete the sock puppet nonsense ... now they're letting that crap pile up in the a2k horse stalls.
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2014 04:38 pm
Fox News, Huffington Post, The Blaze, Politico, and WorldNetDaily.

The creme de la creme of American journalism! Laughing Laughing
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2014 04:47 pm
There are not many American news sources worth following anymore.
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2014 05:55 pm
The Russian propaganda trolls who come in here open a new account for each post. There's no way that "banning" could end the practice.
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