This is one of the most fascinating articles / pieces of reportage I’ve read in a very long time. And it’s unsettling: a Russian company with deep ties to the Kremlin spends $400,000 a month posting misinformation on the Net. And the NYT reporter who researched and wrote this story eventually became another of their victims after he was set up. Follow the cloak-and-dagger in this great read.
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
Source: The Agency – NYTimes.com