In the last part of the “Tale of a Troll” series, a former employee of the so-called “internet Research Agency” in Russia tells WTOP’s J.J. Green what happened this year that made him think he was being targeted and advice for Americans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
In the next part of the “Tale of a Troll” series, a former employee of the so-called “Internet Research Agency” in Russia tells WTOP’s J.J. Green about the work he did and what happened when he tried to make the move into the “Facebook Department.”
The “Internet Research Agency,” as named by the U.S. Department of Justice in court documents, is believed to be the hub of a Kremlin-sponsored troll operation designed to interfere in U.S. politics. A former employee tells WTOP’s J.J. Green about what it was like to work there.
One tried his hand at standup comedy. Another wrote a psychological dissertation about loneliness among the elderly. A third, from eastern Siberia, studied economics and wildlife management, and was known to his work colleagues by the unlikely nickname of “Jay Z.”
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