Skip to comments.Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire
Posted on 10/09/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
The office of Russias infamous troll factory believed to be at the vanguard of Russias information war has been set on fire in St. Petersburg overnight.
An investigation revealed last year that the secretive troll factory had rebranded itself as a media conglomerate with 16 news websites generating more than 30 million pageviews every month. Its operational hub, a website called FAN (Federal News Agency), is based a stones throw from the troll farms original location in northern St. Petersburg.
The Fontanka.ru news website cited police as saying that an unknown suspect broke the agencys ground-floor window and threw a Molotov cocktail inside at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.
Surveillance footage published by FAN showed flames erupting at one of the empty workstations and a female staffer stationed on the opposite end quickly exiting the office.
I believe this is tied to FANs activities, its chief editor Yevgeny Zubarev said. Were most often attacked online, but these types of attacks have already taken place offline.
FAN said its office came under another arson attack on the eve of the 2018 presidential elections in March.
The troll farm is believed to be run by billionaire restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as President Vladimir Putins cook. A U.S. special counsel indicted Prigozhin and 12 other Russians this year on charges of defrauding the U.S. government by interfering with its political process.
St. Petersburg police told the RBC news website that they were looking for the culprit and planned to launch criminal proceedings.
I don’t accept that it is a “Russian troll farm” to begin with, as every single source that claims to show it is is either Deep State or anonymous (probable Deep State).
I find it more likely that Mueller created a phantom menace to indict in a case he never expected to have to try, for PR/anti-Trump purposes.
Glad to hear you are safe!
The only way to kill a troll is with fire.
Did PETA do it to free the trolls? Better start watching before you cross any bridges.
Reminds me of the 1970s when some people protested hunting to save the skeet!
Slandering foreign agents like yourself don’t belong here. Go back to your GCHQ buddies and ask for a new online identity.
we all know now that the meskeet escaped to Nachadoches
some trolls have died by lightening strike
Soros can corner the market on troll farms now.
FR will be rich. Trolls will be in such short supply, that we can sell ours for Brazilians.
Save the naguas! Those nasty furniture places slaughter thousands of poor naguas to cover furniture.
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