Troll factories

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I’m anxiously awaiting when we can meet the US trolls, or should I say MISO divisions. I wonder what they pay, or if they contract out like almost every other North American business.

Deep inside a four-storey marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the frontlines of an information war, say those who have been inside.Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin’s world vision on Russia, and the world.

Source: Meet the ‘Kremlin trolls’, the humans behind Putin’s propaganda machinery | Toronto Star

Between 2010 and 2014, was renamed Military Information Support Operations (MISO), then briefly renamed in Aug 2014, only to return to MISO shortly thereafter in 2015 indicative of the highly ambiguous nature of the community. [4] [5]

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2 thoughts on “Troll factories

  1. uninstall_media

    I think they contract college kids in MIC (Military Industrial Complex) fields and intel types who want to make a little extra on the side. But most effective and useful are the unwitting dupes who parrot the correct talking points that are strategically disseminated.

    They may not even need to HIRE trolls at this point, but just to create them with the application of PR, NLP, and propaganda techniques is enough to further the agenda.

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  2. Johan Backes

    USCENTCOM buys software to impersonate social networkers & bloggers

    “Using the software, one member of the U.S. military can control up to 10 different fake accounts that appear to belong to civilians living in other countries.”

    Sound familiar?

    You can usually pick them out by the consistent tone and the fact that the operator cannot help but talk to him/herself in forced, unilateral conversations hell bent on regurgitating the same point and of course the basest of ad hominem assaults..

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