How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Russia spent billions on a troll army to meddle in American democracy. Here’s how you can stop them.

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  • Vox

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    The Russian troll farm, the Internet Research Agency, helped spread Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Here's what we know about the organization:

  • World's Netizen

     (Feb 5, 2019)

    +C Wong so what? Confucianism is totally burried by the culture revolution at all. right?then, so what do you think of the Confucius insititutions all over the world by CCP? lol

  • C Wong

     (Feb 5, 2019)

    +ooDirtyMickoo How's it related to the Jews again? Are you a fan of Hitler?

  • BlackScape

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    Like how the Troll butts are blurred

  • Олег- Обычный русский человек

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    As a russian I can say that it's true. These trolls are now trying to devide our own opposition, make it seem like weak and unsuccessful and praise Putin, of course.

  • marshmallow

     (6 days ago)

    еблоид тролли в России хуесосят всех подряд и я не видел чтоб они поддерживали пиздутина

  • Gengetsu

     (Dec 17, 2018)

    Of course its weak, the opposition leader is a Youtuber. You want a youtuber running your country? wtf?

  • William Wallace

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    I'm a guy who lives in Russia. And I can confirm all the federal TV channels 24/7 discussing Syria, Ukraine, the US and Western Europe. And almost all the news is propaganda and fake. Problems inside the country are not discussed. Such as corruption, AIDS epidemic, catastrophic deaths while riding (20 000 deaths per year in crashes) and so on. In Russia, the largest budget of propaganda in the media in the world.

  • C Wong

     (Feb 5, 2019)

    +Русское море You're such a diligent Russian bot. I see your communist propaganda's lies in almost every comment. Good job good dog!

  • Johnny S

     (Jan 3, 2019)

    i am Putin's propaganda minister and i approve this message

  • Infinite Curiosity

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    0:38 I like how you blurred the private parts of those toys, not sure whether you are being considerate of your audience or youtube made you do it, coz you know all that adpocalypse and demonetization crap. As a youtuber, its kinda really annoying to be on a platform which promotes individual content creation yet it is so reactive to whatever we create.

  • Fuck off cunt

     (Aug 23, 2018)

    Ben Dover R/woosh

  • Fuck off cunt

     (Aug 23, 2018)

    Infinite Curiosity R/woosh

  • BlueFire11223

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    Weaponized memes, damn what a time to be alive :)

  • Grae Hall

     (Apr 27, 2018)

    I can't has soul.

  • Tristan Möller

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    It was unbelievable to me that people believed fake internet sites and news trolls. I remember the first thing we were taught in computer class was how to spot fake news and how to deal with it. You were told 100s and 100s of times that anyone can write anything on the internet and that nothing has to be true. You were taught to double check the sources, read if it's just a headline or an actual story. The class hated it, we all wanted to go to programming as quickly as possible. Never have been so t...

  • Mucktown

     (Feb 3, 2019)

    Seems like u writing from the future...

  • Ortum Lynx

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    People literally believed scrennshots of articles that were altered without checking the actual source. Russia took advantage of American stupidity, ignorance, and anti-intellectualism among certain populations are geopolitical area in the US and turned those poeple into unknowing participants.

  • Polarizing polar bear

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    Don't call them trolls. Trolls are people who try and get a reaction by saying inflammatory things. Call them disinformation agents

  • Qween tororo

     (Mar 13, 2019)

    No, they are trolls. They want to create distrust among the Russian segment.

  • Anonymous

     (Apr 25, 2018)

    The like/dislike ratio shows just how well the Russians are doing

  • ajkelvin

     (Apr 24, 2018)

    look at all those russian dislikes

  • Sownheard

     (Mar 13, 2019)

    Only Russians are capable of pressing the dislike buttonIt will take 6 years for the US Congress to start using the dislike buttonI know it's true I have seen a documentary