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Russia's Online Troll Army Is Huge, Hilarious & Already Everywhere

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Published on Jun 3, 2014

"Russia's campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin's message on the comments section of top American websites.

Plans attached to emails leaked by a mysterious Russian hacker collective show IT managers reporting on a new ideological front against the West in the comments sections of Fox News, Huffington Post, The Blaze, Politico, and WorldNetDaily.

The bizarre hive of social media activity appears to be part of a two-pronged Kremlin campaign to claim control over the internet, launching a million-dollar army of trolls to mold American public opinion as it cracks down on internet freedom at home."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Max Seddon / Buzzfeed:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/doc...

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