Skip to comments.Internet Troll Operation Uncovered in St. Petersburg [Russia]
Posted on 05/05/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Local reporters have infiltrated a covert organization that hired young people as Internet operators near St. Petersburg and discovered that the employees are being paid to write pro-Kremlin postings and comments on the Internet, smearing opposition leader Alexei Navalny and U.S. politics and culture.
According to Lvova, each commenter was to write no less than 100 comments a day, while people in the other room were to write four postings a day, which then went to the other employees whose job was to post them on social networks as widely as possible.
Employees at the company, located at 131 Lakhtinsky Prospekt, were paid 1,180 rubles ($36.50) for a full 8-hour day and received a free lunch, Lvova wrote.
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Kinda like the White House, huh?
I had to check to see if that was Russia or America. Both have a St. Petersburg and both countries are run by socialists who will hire people to create a groundswell that really doesn’t exist.
Paid out of White House slush fund.
White House trolls get paid better.
Democrat war rooms have been doing this since the Clintons. Maybe the Times can talk to George Stephanopoulos or FOX could talk to Joe Trippi...
I thought this was about an Organizing for Action chapter in Florida.
I wonder how many are posting here?
We have many dozens here.
What can I say? Guilty as charged. It's hard to turn down boiled potatoes and cabbage.
Yes. Imagine that. People on Free Republic posting in opposition to the Obama-backed coup.
I have seen some of their “work” in article comments. Usually, if you ask them how much they are getting paid, they finally stop their silly posts, and probably move to another article or change user names.
Probably closer to being one and them same than you know.
I’m speaking of the Putin B*tt Boy Brigade, who, without so much as a caveat, back Putin to the hilt.
You’ve seen them. Puti is the second coming.
Uh oh, the Socialist DemoRat MSM machine is finished now.
except this was published in a major nation paper in Russia.
You think the WaPo or NYT would publish something like that on Obama?
Slightly off topic - - but years ago I heard of a sting operation where every person involved was undercover. Something like four or five organizations and not ONE real perp. Luckily one of the police officers had been around enough to recognize several people from different groups. Not saying that applies here - but I'm pretty sure we've had some paid professionals from time to time.
After over 15yrs here you kinda get used to it.
But I also tend to think those who undertake the most aggressive personal attacks are those who are, in fact, the paid operatives.
~”Kinda like the White House, huh?”
except this was published in a major nation paper in Russia.
You think the WaPo or NYT would publish something like that on Obama?~
I just thought about the same thing.
At least one, he actually posts from Russia.
It’s been obvious to me for years. The Anchorage Daily News has more posters from San Francisco than from Alaska, and the webmaster there knows it. Why ADN? To destroy Palin in utero and they haven’t let up much.
I was pretty sure those were the FReeper moles Obama was talking about when he said “the new conservative darling is none other than Vladimir Putin.”
I must be on their payroll too, as I support both Putin on Syria, and I oppose President Obama on just about everything he does.
“I must be on their payroll too, as I support both Putin on Syria, and I oppose President Obama on just about everything he does.”
What does any of that have to do with the criminal Russian invasion and conquest of the Ukrainian territories in blatant violation of 86 years of international law?
Second thread this evening where I’ve seen you play the victim. Give it a rest, already.
You have been paid for 15 years? Man, that is some good job security these days!
I really don’t know if I ever called you a troll. Most of the ones I fuss at are the people who get on the birth certificate threads and act like anyone who questions “the won’s” history is crazy.
many get room and board Im told.......
Actually we just read "Between Shades of Gray," so not really.
What was the other one?>p>I’m not victim.
All these guys post at Zero Hedge, for sure. What a playpen.
If you want me to look it up, I will. It’s not a big deal unless you say it is.
Some of them probably signed onto FR
lol....I wondered the same thing.
Imagine posting in favor of a Russian invasion of a sovereign country
It is very possible to oppose both tyrants
They’re easy to spot. They hijack threads under posts on the topic of Russian corruption.
I thought it was the White House...
Any idea how many times or places the United States has invaded neighboring sovereign nations in the wake of chaos to establish our idea of order to protect our national interests? Our sense of outrage is highly selective.
Here is the bottom line, Obama has established an Arab beachhead in the north of Africa, and now he is weakening the eastern walls of Europe.
What is the end game?
It aint pretty.
Lol. How many times in modern times have we invaded a neighboring country and stole their land?
“Any idea how many times or places the United States has invaded neighboring sovereign nations in the wake of chaos to establish our idea of order to protect our national interests? Our sense of outrage is highly selective.”
Such comments feed the false anti-American narrative or false propaganda which seeks to make the aggression of other nations somehow acceptable because the United States engages the aggressors in combat in defense of the victims of criminal aggression. The United States has in each instance engaged in warfare pursuant to the rights and duties of all sovereign nations to provide collective defense against unlawful aggression and aggressors by the Kellogg-Briand Pact and the Charter of the United Nations. There is nothing improper or unlawful for the United States to fulfill its treaty obligations and invade another state which is in unlawful breach of the peace and engaging in a criminal war of aggression against other states.
Interesting—but a little dated. (It appears to be an article from almost eight months ago.)