Russian journalist exposes the Kremlin's secret Internet troll factory

18:37, 01 July 2015
Politics
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Lyudmila Savchuk, a Russian independent journalist, had gone undercover to reveal how the infamous virtual army of Internet trolls contributes to the Kremlin’s hybrid war against Ukraine by spreading lies, misinformation and propaganda throughout the Web.

This investigative effort highly praised by fellow journalists exposes specific instructions given to the tightly controlled but highly paid personnel, and also techniques used to highlight or discredit various topics.

The journalist stresses that the Moscow-based company keeps low profile but its army of trolls have reached every big social network and includes specialists in comments in different foreign languages, Ukraine Today reports.

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