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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:26 PM

How Pro Trump Russian Trolling Works On Message Boards

This was posted in a thread last year and I think it bears repeating and is useful for 2020.

This was originally posted by Oh-No Really - I want to give credit to the original poster.


A compilation of stories being reported. The 2015 story is mind boggling. Again, reported in 2015, an interview with. Russian troll.

If you find any new stories please drop a note with link and I will add.

A Professional Russian Troll, who worked for Internet Research Agency named in Mr. Mueller's recent Indictment news, tells how the troll teams formula worked.

Reported by Radio Free Europe 2015
https://www.rferl.org/a/how-to-guide-russian-trolling-trolls/26919999.html

The interview is a fascinating read.

I have paraphrased one short version of the interview here:

HERE IS HOW THE INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY TROLL FACTORY TEAM WORKS


Troll Disinformation Procedure Short Version:

1. Propaganada Department posts propaganda article that will be posted on selected public forums.

2. A 3-Member Troll team goes to each listed forum site and works the Formula:

2.a. Troll number one attacks the article/writer;
2.b. Troll number two supports writer/article and includes supporting picture/graphic; and
2.c. Troll number 3 also support propaganda with a link to a supporting propaganda article.

TRIPLE TEAM TROLL FORMULA Longer version

The former Russian troll spells out exactly how the trolls worked in tandem to sway public opinion.

Quote from the interview:

Someone in another Internet Research department

...."would write something on the forum -- some kind of news -- and our task was to comment on it.

We did it by dividing into teams of three.

One of us would be the "villain," the person who disagrees with the forum and criticizes the authorities, in order to bring a feeling of authenticity to what we're doing.

The other two enter into a debate with him -- "No, you're not right; everything here is totally correct."

One of them should provide some kind of graphic or image that fits in the context, and

the other has to post a link to some content that supports his argument. You see?

Villain, picture, link"

Very interesting read, written way back in 2015!

USA knew about the Russian indicted troll factory in 2015.


Also in 2015, Dutch intelligence alerted US FBI to Russian "Cozy Bear" hacking of Democratic National Committee during Hillary Clinton campaign
https://www.metro.us/news/the-big-stories/danish-spies-shared-intel-russian-cozy-bear

DonViego reported another Russian Troll speaking out recently as well. That is two so far!

A former Russian troll speaks: 'It was like being in Orwell's world' [View all]
By Anton Troianovski February 17 at 7:10 PM
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=10251440

A THIRD RUSSIAN TROLL STORY by New York Times
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210254577#post3

CNN Russian Troll Story
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210260153

Daily Beast Troll Story - Featuring Samantha Bee
https://www.thedailyb

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:42 PM

1. This should be pinned to the top as a reference

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:48 PM

2. I agree. nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:12 PM

4. +1

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:28 PM

8. Absolutely. Politics is now mind games, and everyone should know what to watch for.

I know some very smart people who have picked up some BS from the internet and totally fell for it.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:51 PM

3. K&R

And bookmarked for future reference. Thank you for this.

We need all liberals/Democrats to be aware of how they operate. Exposing their tactics is the first step toward neutralizing them.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:13 PM

5. thank you...

reminder to self...Don't get sucked into the bullsh*t.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 09:46 PM

6. Kick. nt

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:28 PM

7. the bottom line is, don't believe anything pro fascist or damaging to our party. nt

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 12:33 AM

9. K & R and thank you.

Bookmarked for future reference.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 07:46 AM

10. Tom Steyer - maybe run some commercials on this? A funny one to get attention?

Iím sure this is ripe for a humorous example that could educate the public and open some eyes.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 08:24 AM

11. Chilling

This is so effective it crosses over from mere propaganda into the realm of mind control.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 12:03 AM

12. Kicking to the front page

because it's happening people. Don't let the trolls win.

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