TLDR #30 - The Russian Troll Army

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 08:16 PM

Last month, documents surfaced that showed a company called the Internet Research Agency was paying people in Russia to go to an office and post pro-Kremlin comments all day. Alex talks to Buzzfeed's Max Seddon about why they do it, and how successful they actually are at swaying public opinion.

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Comments [18]

Andre from Baltimore

I'm really happy because someone put an end to it finally!

Propaganda should be stopped! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 28 2015 11:15 AM
wefwefew from urugway

We all should thank Adrian Chen and Lyudmila Savchuk for freeing us from the troll propaganda!
#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 28 2015 10:33 AM
John from Arizona

Glad it's finally over and Savchuk disclosed their dirty secrets! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 28 2015 03:41 AM
Adam

We`ll destroy all payed trolls oneday! But this victory is a victory too! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 28 2015 01:21 AM
Sam from Wisconsin

Savchuk is the best troll-hunter ever..#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 28 2015 12:21 AM
Loretta Kobbs from Tulsa

The justice has reached those trolls! Their factory is closed thanks to Lyudmila Savchuk! I am happy that this propaganda is finally stopped!!! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:39 PM
Dorothy Jabbers

I am happy that this propaganda is finally stopped!!! Thanks to Lyudmila Savchuk and Adrian Chen from the New York Times the troll factory is closed! Russian trolls are gone! I am glad that there still are people like Lyudmila Savchuk who fight for justice!!!!!! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:39 PM
Charlotte Porter from Atlanta

Adrian Chen did a great job! As for Savchuk, who exposed the trolls... She is a true hero! I wish we had someone like her in the United States! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:38 PM
Harvey Johns from Ohio

Savchuk is a true hero! I wish we had someone like her in the United States! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:38 PM
Kenneth Lewis from LA

Russian trolls have already been defeated! We should all thank Lyudmila Savchuk for exposing their factory!!! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:37 PM
Margaret

Lyudmila Savchuk is such a strong woman! Fighting all those trolls alone... It's a very courageous thing to do! I wish there were more people like her! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:37 PM
Paulene

The trolls are back to their caves! The internet is free of them! We are not being lied to anymore! This is all due to Lyudmila Savchuk who exposed the whole factory!! I am happy that this propaganda is finally stopped!!!

Jun. 27 2015 11:33 PM
Peter Michaels

The girl who disclosed the whole propaganda machine is just amazing! I admire her!!! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:32 PM
Marlene from Pittsburgh

These freakin trolls are about to become unemployed!!! Lyudmila Savchuk has won! The truth has won! No more paid trolls on the net!!
#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 11:31 PM

These trolls and their propaganda must be stopped!!! All support to Adrian and Lyudmila!! #SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 10:06 PM
Davis Peterson from Las-Vegas

Lyudmila Savchuk and Adrian Chen, Thank you for protecting us from the another menace from Russia on the web open spaces! And thank you for your brave decision to tell the truth to people all over the world.#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 08:45 PM
Bobby Sherwood

We all should thank Adrian Chen and Lyudmila Savchuk for freeing us from the troll propaganda!
#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 07:03 PM
Alexis

Savchuk is a troll-fighter.She destroyed Troll-factory. And btw,she is very sexy. Yeah,Chen is awesome.They are heroes.I hope ‘Murica will treat them like heroes of the nation.#SavchukVSTrolls

Jun. 27 2015 06:11 PM

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