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ICYMI: When new Ukrainian prez @ZelenskyyUa called for snap parliamentary elections earlier this year, our partner @Slidstvo_info sent a journalist to work undercover at a local troll farm, where he was initially put on a project to promote candidate Anatoliu Hrytsenko. (1/4)
"You can attack based on anything," one supervisor told him, "Blame the old government, blame the oligarchs, say that the oligarchs own everyone in the parliament and that all the deputies are corrupt (…) Raise any topic and conclude in the end that Hrytsenko is the best.” (2/4)
By the time the ultimately unsuccessful “Hrytsenko project” concluded, the troll farm’s employees had posted nearly 24,000 Facebook comments in his favor and against his opponents. The farm then turned to promoting candidate Sviatoslsv Vakarchuk. (3/4)
As local internet troll farms become more pervasive, our latest investigation sheds some light on how these secretive and powerful operations work. (4/4)…
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