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Anatomy of a Russian Information Warfare Campaign


Fraud , Governance , Incident Response

Anatomy of a Russian Information Warfare Campaign Cost of Troll Farm: $15 Million. Impact: Priceless Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • February 22, 2018 55 Savushkina Street in St. Petersberg, Russia, said to be the former headquarters of the Internet Research Agency. (Photo: Google)

Want to meddle with a democracy? Just use its social media outlets against it to amplify already existing social divisions.

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That's the quick take on the indictment unsealed Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that accuses Russians of running an "active measures" campaign. Using an industrialized troll factory - a St. Petersburg-based company called the Internet Research Agency - that was funded by a Russian billionaire, the Russians attempted to promote some U.S. political candidates, including Donald Trump, while undermining others, including Hillary...(continued)

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