Friday, August 21, 2015

Lyudmila Savchuk exposes pro-Putin troll operation

The Guardian yesterday carried an interesting piece about a Russian troll.

A court case in St Petersburg exposed a 'company' with an army of bloggers who publish pro-Putin stories.

Lyudmila Savchuk took a case against her employer for unfair dismissal.

Savchuk, a local activist, took the job at the facility for two months to expose the trolling operation.

She was awarded symbolic damage of one rouble. But in taking her case she exposed the pro-Putin blogging operation.

Any organisation that attempts continually to paint a positive picture of its 'chieftains' needs careful surveillance.

2 comments:

Póló said...

Cue Israel.

Andreas said...

I guess they all do propaganda. The difference to the past is that with the internet you have the possibility to compare information from different countries and make your own opinion!

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/us-to-spend-500000-training-baltic-journalists-to-counter-russian-propaganda/527661.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTB0cvuCuxA