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Submission + - Russian troll factory paid US activists to fund protests during election (theguardian.com) 1

bestweasel writes: The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling but interestingly this one comes from a Russian news source, RBC. Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in the US to help fund protest movements on socially divisive issues.
On Tuesday, the newspaper RBC published a major investigation into the work of a so-called Russian âoetroll factoryâ since 2015, including during the period of the US election campaign, disclosures that are likely to put further spotlight on alleged Russian meddling in the election.
RBC said it had identified 118 accounts or groups inÂFacebook, Instagram and Twitter that were linked to the troll factory, all of which had been blocked in August and September this year as part of the US investigation into Russian electoral meddling.
RBC story (in Russian).
Moscow Times: Kremlin Troll Factory's Methods and Figures Revealed

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Russian troll factory paid US activists to fund protests during election

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  • My favorite quote from the article: 'The task wasn’t to support Trump,' one of the factory’s employees told RBC. 'We raised social issues and other problems that already existed in the US, and tried to shine as bright a light as possible on them.' The employee said that because Clinton was part of the current regime, she was also a target.

    Russia wasn't advocating for any ideology or comity. They just want to divide and conquer.

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