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Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire

The Fontanka news website cited police as saying that an unknown suspect broke the agency’s ground-floor window and threw a Molotov cocktail inside at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.…
Video of the Internet Research Agency fire:
Twitter releases archived posts from more than 3,800 Russian troll accounts
U.S. Charges Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia for Conspiracy to Interfere in 2016 and 2018 Elections

She allegedly served as the chief accountant for an operation known as “Project Lakhta.”…
"The financial documents she controlled include detailed expenses for activities in the United States, such as expenditures for activists, advertisements on social media platforms, registration of domain names, the purchase of proxy servers, and promoting news postings..."
" a conspiracy to conduct “information warfare against the United States," the Justice Department said. The conspiracy, which had a proposed operating budget of more than $35 million, “continues to this day..."
"The budget for first half of 2018 nearly matched the total troll farm budgets from 2016 and 2017. The itemized budget requests, which Khusyaynova allegedly organized, increased every single month in 2018."
A security aide to Yevgeny Prigozhin says Prigozhin ordered an opposition blogger’s murder and tested poisons on Syrians who refused to fight for Assad.

The aide, Valery Semenovich Amelchenko, is now missing.…
According to the DOJ, Russian trolls were given specific guidance to amplify the "civil war if Trump is impeached" rhetoric touted often by Roger Stone.
August 24th, 2017, just 18 days after the guidance was issued:

Roger Stone predicts violent 'insurrection' if Trump is impeached…
"Special prosecutor Mueller is a puppet of the establishment”

Read examples of the messaging instructions the St. Petersburg trolls receive from their managers.…
A single tweet highlights how Russia’s disinformation campaign was able to seize on political content posted to social media in order to spread distrust.…
Project Lakhta: An examination of Twitter’s new dump of Russian troll data this month shows that the IRA’s tactics worked far better in the U.S. than in Russia or the Eastern European nations where the troll farm cut its teeth.…
A man claims he participated in Russian social media interference operations during the 2016 election. Now, he says, he wants to come clean and reveal online strategies utilized by the IRA in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections…
"Williams, both in appearance and in describing his work, appears to be half of the Russian “Williams and Kalvin” team originally exposed as fakes by The Daily Beast a year ago."
"The two men making up the “Williams and Kalvin” team, both of whom claimed to be based in Atlanta, Georgia, published numerous posts and videos"
The IRA's newest strategy since the US warned Russia against midterm interference? Trolling journalists and others into thinking they are interfering.

Russian Troll Farm Internet Research Agency Has New Meta-Trolling Propaganda Campaign…
“Everything comes from Prigozhin. He chose the premises for the troll factory; it is located in Lakhta, just on the way to his dacha,” Mikhailov said.…
Prigozhin's structures “registered in dozens non-profit organizations in Ukraine with relatives of Gladienko, Valery Amelchenko allegedly distributed money to Ukrainians for organizing rallies under the leadership of Andrey Pichushkin.
Prigozhin was present at the Moscow meeting between Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, Chief of Staff Gerasimov, and Libya's strongman Haftar.
Gerasimov is the strategist alleged to have conceived the "Gerasimov doctrine" – combining military, technological, information, diplomatic, economic, cultural and other tactics for the purpose of achieving strategic goals.…
Gsneral Haftar is a Libyan military officer and the head of the Libyan National Army, currently engaged in the Second Libyan Civil War who spent years hiding in the U.S. from Gaddafi attempting U.S. citizenship and working with the CIA.
Prigozhin's Wagner mercenaries have been operating in Libya.
Several hours after Novaya Gazeta wrote about the video, state news agencies cited an unnamed military source as saying that Prigozhin had arranged the official dinner for the visit and took part in discussing its "cultural program."…
“Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies.…
Putin’s Notorious ‘Chef’ Is Now Meddling Across Africa

The man indicted in the U.S. for interfering in the 2016 election is spreading Russia’s reach across the continent.…
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