Russian internet trolls were being hired to pose as pro-Trump Americans – Business Insider

“A very interesting thing happened,” Chen told Longform’s Max Linsky in a podcast in December.”I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don’t know what’s going on, but they’re all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff,” he said.Linsky then asked Chen who he thought “was paying for that.””I don’t know,” Chen replied. “I feel like it’s some kind of really opaque strategy of electing Donald Trump to undermine the US or something. Like false-flag kind of thing. You know, that’s how I started thinking about all this stuff after being in Russia.”

Source: Russian internet trolls were being hired to pose as pro-Trump Americans – Business Insider

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