Russia used “troll factory” to interfere in US election


Last week, the NSA detailed the mechanics of Russia’s effort to undermine the 2016 presidential election through a social media disinformation campaign.

The report uncovered unbelievable information about the refined operation, referred to as the “Translator Project,” which ran out of an office building in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The nondescript building acted as a cover for the “Internet Research Agency” employees who worked tirelessly, sometimes in 12-hour shifts, to seamlessly blend into American social media conversation about the election in an effort to turn the country’s residents against one another.

Rosalind Helderman, a Washington Post reporter who was actually able to speak with one of the “agency’s” former employees, joined Armstrong & Getty to provide more information on the topic.

Listen to their full conversation below.

 

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