Tim Boucher

Questionable content, possibly linked

Dead souls

“Russian-language social networks are awash with accounts that lack the signs of real users, such as pictures, regular posting, or personal statements. These “dead souls,” as Vasily Gatov, a prominent Russian media analyst who blogs at Postjournalist, calls them, often surface to attack opposition figures or journalists who write articles critical of Putin’s government.”

Buzzfeed, June 2014.


Process: Prevention > Facilitation > Profiteering


Location: Other Offices

1 Comment

  1. ?️ Emoji Investigator ™

    From same source:

    “Several people who follow the Russian internet closely told BuzzFeed the Internet Research Energy is only one of several firms believed to be employing pro-Kremlin comment trolls.”

    Who are the other firms, and where are they located?

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