On April 10, Reddit announced that it had found and suspended 944 accounts suspected of being run by the Internet Research Agency, otherwise known as the infamous St. Petersburg “troll farm”.
With welcome transparency, the curating platform left the accounts visible, “to allow moderators, investigators, and all of you to see their account histories for yourselves.”
The behavior of these accounts closely mirrored the troll farm’s operations on Twitter and Facebook. They posed as supporters of American communities, especially the far right and the Black Lives Matter movement. Many were ineffective, but a few substantially prolific.Read more