- Apr 29, 2012
- Reaction score
- On an island. Not that one!
- Political Leaning
I've never thought of Business Insider as being a 'pro-Hillary' outlet, but who knows any more
It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans
Russia's troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media. That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia's "army of well-paid trolls" for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposé published in June 2015.
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"I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don't know what's going on, but they're all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff," he said.