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Meet the Indiana dad who hunts Russian trolls

When it comes to hobbies, Josh Russell concedes he gets a little obsessive. No matter his interest, be it videogames or miniature figurine board games, he always wants to be the best. Perhaps that explains the dedication he’s shown to his latest pastime: Hunting Russian trolls. Meet the Indiana dad who hunts Russian trolls Not […]

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Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

Republicans want to split up the Democratic political opposition and divide black and Latino voters. And Russia looks like it wants to help here, too. But this time it won’t work. The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical […]

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#TrollTracker: How To Spot Russian Trolls

Since Russia’s attempt to polarize American society and interfere in the 2016 election was exposed, and even more since the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, accusations of being a “Russian troll” have proliferated online, often with the flimsiest of evidence. via #TrollTracker: How To Spot Russian Trolls Advice on the finding […]

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Web Trolls: It’s like playing Whac-a-Mole with a sociopathic Hydra

Web Trolls: It’s like playing Whac-a-Mole with a sociopathic Hydra “As long as the Internet keeps operating according to a click-based economy, trolls will maybe not win, but they will always be present,” said Whitney Phillips, a lecturer at Humboldt State University and the author of “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” a […]