Saturday, August 05, 2017

"Raising a creature of their own to the chief magistry"

Q. How does Russian influence online work?

There are three types of accounts promoting Russian influence online: 
Attributed accounts that clearly state they are pro-Russian or affiliated with the Russian government.
Accounts (including both bots and humans) that are run by troll factories in Russia and elsewhere.
Accounts run by people around the world who amplify pro-Russian themes either knowingly or unknowingly, after being influenced by the efforts described above.