Daily Beast: Google Yanks Services From Sanctioned Russian Website

— USA Really has been barred from using Google Analytics as the website’s American contributors reconsider their involvement. Meanwhile, the site’s parent company has postponed its lawsuit against Facebook while its attorneys apply for a sanctions exemption. Read my latest at The Daily Beast Via “Google Yanks Services From Russian Propaganda Site” by Lachlan Markay… Continue reading Daily Beast: Google Yanks Services From Sanctioned Russian Website

Round-Up 2018: Here’s the Scoop

— Russian trolls and stealth political campaigns. Revisiting my scoopiest stories of 2018 2018 was undoubtedly my most successful year since I started writing at Shooting the Messenger almost five years ago. Once described as an “amateur sleuth” by Politico and unceremoniously trashed by a surrogate for U.S. president Donald Trump on Fox News (something… Continue reading Round-Up 2018: Here’s the Scoop

Head of Russian Disinfo Website Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

— In June I scooped a story about attempts by Russian government media adviser Alexander Malkevich to set up a troll factory-linked propaganda website in Washington, D.C. Yesterday Malkevich was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for “attempted election interference” Since April, I’ve been doing original reporting on USA Really, a now-infamous disinformation website aimed at U.S.… Continue reading Head of Russian Disinfo Website Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

Russian Trolls Gatecrashed a D.C. Midterm Election Party at the National Press Club

— The Federal News Agency allegedly engaged in attempts to interfere in U.S. elections. Last week it gatecrashed a National Press Club election night party attended by Michael Avenatti: “Putin must be so proud” Attendees at a National Press Club election night event have become targets of a disinformation campaign by Moscow’s Federal News Agency… Continue reading Russian Trolls Gatecrashed a D.C. Midterm Election Party at the National Press Club

Russian Trolls Cancel White House Flash Mob Following Media Exposés, Citing Deep State Conspiracy

— It appears that organisers of the event applied for the wrong permit, before accusing US authorities of conspiring against them Update, June 14, 2018: The USA Really website has posted a new article stating that the flash mob will go ahead “in downtown Washington not far from The White House.” Last month, I scooped… Continue reading Russian Trolls Cancel White House Flash Mob Following Media Exposés, Citing Deep State Conspiracy

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