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Britain accuses 'sick Russian troll factory' of 'plaguing social media with Kremlin propaganda'

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Posted: 01/05/22 - 00:36
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Britain has accused a "sick Russian troll factory" of "plaguing social media with Kremlin propaganda" after funding what it said was expert research into the organisation.

Known as Cyber Front Z - adopting the military insignia used by Russia's invading forces in Ukraine - it was first uncovered in March by the news organisation Fontanka based in St Petersburg.

The Foreign Office said its research found out how the Kremlin was "spreading lies on social media and in comment sections" although for their security the department did not identify the researchers nor explain why they were qualified as experts.

According to Fontanka, Cyber Front Z is advertising jobs on the social media platform Telegram that require workers to post 200 comments every day to platforms including Instagram and YouTube for salaries of 45,000 roubles a month - about £500.

I Call True: About as easy a TRUE as you'll ever get i reckon. Russia is well known for its cyber warfare be it hacking or propaganda - A search right here on LCB can easily confirm this for sure.

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I agree with Bison. The propaganda is a two way street. There is just as much crap going back the other way from Western sources.
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Russia led wit ha cyber invasion and has kept it up ever since so no shock here
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Much like the west are spreading propaganda about Russia and the war then?