August 2, 2018  |  Updated August 2, 2018

#TrollTracker: Russia’s Other Troll Team

By Ben Nimmo
Identical memes tweeted by (left to right) @uritogee8, @jutysyko and @reyisud, amplifying the #BlacksAgainstHillary hashtag. All archived on July 19, 2018. (Source: Twitter / @uritogee8 / @jutysyko / @reyisud)

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictment of 11 Russian military intelligence operators intensified the debate over Russian interference in the United States, but it also pointed to the existence of a separate Russian troll operation, outside the infamous Internet Research Agency troll farm.

The operation combined hackers, a fake grassroots campaign, fake social media accounts, non-existent journalists, and a dedicated website, to undermine the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, promote the foreign-policy priorities of the Russian government in general, and promote the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) in particular.

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