Shooting the Messenger Referenced in New Book By Richard Stengel, Former Time Magazine Editor/U.S. Under Secretary of State

Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It details modern disinformation tactics, from ISIS to the Kremlin source Richard Stengel, former managing editor of Time Magazine, has a new book out. Recounting his experiences as U.S. Under Secretary of State during the Obama administration, Information Wars: […]

The Russian Troll Factory is Planning to Flash Mob the White House on Donald Trump’s Birthday

The event will mark the launch of the factory’s new grassroots anti-US media campaign It’s been a busy few months for the Internet Research Agency (IRA), better known as the Russian troll factory. In February, the Justice Department issued an indictment to prosecute 13 IRA “kremlebots” for allegedly meddling in the 2016 US election. Since […]

The Russian Troll Factory is Recruiting English-Speaking Journalists to Fight “Political Censorship” After Facebook Ban

The “Wake up, America!” campaign will “focus on promoting information and problems that are hushed up by major American publications controlled by the US political elite” It’s been a rough couple of months for the Internet Research Agency (IRA). In February, 13 members of the so-called “Russian troll factory” were indicted for allegedly interfering in […]

The Manchurian Write-In

This unknown presidential hopeful was promoted by Russian propagandists as part of an anti-U.S. disinformation campaign Matthew Pinnavaia is one of countless independent candidates who ran for U.S. president in 2016. Like most independents, the San Diego-based gemologist and founder of The George Washington Political Party faced an uphill battle in his campaign for the White […]

Inside the Russian Troll Factory

Leaked documents reveal details of anti-U.S. operations by Russian trolls The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a pro-Putin “troll factory” based in St. Petersburg, recently found fame after it was indicted for allegedly trying to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. Leaked documents reveal details about the IRA’s operations, including online posts criticising U.S. domestic and […]