How Russian Trolls Collected Americans' Personal Information | The Wall Street Journal

  • beachcomber96

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    Mar 08, 2018 1:58 AM GMT

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    The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, a.k.a. the Troll Factory, ​used fake social media accounts before and after the 2016 U.S. election to collect sensitive personal information on Americans, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. Shelby Holliday explains how the Russian schemes worked.​



    "Personal information can also be used to commit financial fraud, create fake social media accounts, or to generate phony comments on internet forums."



    Published by The Wall Street Journal on Mar 7, 2018

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    Mar 08, 2018 11:45 AM GMT
    Oh, yeah...
    Looks like I`ll never be able to find some friends in here thanks to the articles like this...
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    Mar 08, 2018 4:53 PM GMT
    TheElijah saidOh, yeah...
    Looks like I`ll never be able to find some friends in here thanks to the articles like this...
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    Being Aussie, I didn't grown up being brainwashed with anti Russian propaganda.
  • beachcomber96

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    Mar 09, 2018 8:02 PM GMT
    TheElijah saidOh, yeah...
    Looks like I`ll never be able to find some friends in here thanks to the articles like this...
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    What can you do, a lot of social media accounts weren't made with intention of making lovey-dovey friendships. The troll accounts anyway.