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Fake ‘Ukrainian’ News Websites Run by Russian ‘Troll Army’ Offshoots

Fake ‘Ukrainian’ News Websites Run by Russian ‘Troll Army’ Offshoots (Global Voices)
A new investigation of Russia's information war has revealed fake 'Ukrainian' news sites are actually hosted, operated, and staffed in Russia without any local correspondents.
Aric Toler on GlobalVoices as part of the RuNet Echo Project. All annotations in context.

creating a new international news operation called Sputnik to “provide an alternative viewpoint on world events.” More and more, though, the Kremlin is manipulating the information sphere in more insidious ways.

 

In June, BuzzFeed published a detailed feature on this operation, through which the Kremlin supposedly funds a small army of young web-savvy Internet users who flood website comment sections around the world with pro-Russian and anti-Western rhetoric.

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