Internet Research Agency

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Possible pic for this page: this as bg, with "Internet Research Agency" in large black letters on top. See this Time Magazine article for the lettering: English + Russian.


  • Dec.18.2018: Russia waged web campaign to swing US election result. Russian internet activity to divide and polarise American society was aimed at electing Donald Trump and has grown across Facebook, Google and Twitter since the 2016 vote, according to a report by Oxford academics for the US Senate. Black Americans, who overwhelmingly support the Democrats, were the prime targets for messages designed to deter them from voting. The IRA reached more than 126 million Facebook users and at least 20 million on Instagram with its polarising material. Turnout among black voters at a presidential election fell for the first time in 20 years. The Timesname=David Charter.
  • Dec.17.2018: Troll factory pours bile on to the internet. In Feb, the US Justice Department indicted the factory and 12 of its employees for conducting “information warfare” ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Yevgeny Prigozhin, 57, a wealthy tycoon known as “Putin’s cook” because of his Kremlin catering contracts, was also charged. He is said to finance the trolls while also providing funding for Russian mercenaries in Syria. Tom Parfitt, The Times.