The U.S. military has blocked the “factory of the trolls” of the Internet in 2018 while elections to the national Congress. The official title of “Troll factory” – “online research”.
The attack on the “Troll factory”, which is associated with the “chef” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, took place on 6 November 2018. Then, the U.S. was the mid-term elections in Congress, reports The Washington Post, citing sources.
In other words, they translated “online research” in offline mode. They just turned it off,
– said the interlocutor of the edition.
Problems with access to the Internet in the “Troll factory” was on the day of voting, and about the next day, during the counting of votes. Employees of “Agency” were complaining to their system administrators on these issues.
This attack was the first part of the offensive cyber campaign against Russia, aimed at removing attempts to intervene in American elections.
Officials in the Ministry of defense of the United States called the operation a success.
The Russian “Troll factory” I think one of the companies that at the election of the U.S. President in 2016 has formed public opinion on social networks in the interests of the Russian authorities. Russia itself denies meddling in the elections in the United States. However, the firm and its owner Yevgeny Prigozhin was under us sanctions.
What is a “Troll factory”?
Official name – the “Agency of Internet research”. It is a Russian company with headquarters in St. Petersburg, which deals with the impact on public opinion in the interests of the Russian authorities. Employees of the company spread messages and comments in social networks for the shaping of public opinion. A “Troll factory” uses the fake accounts to protect and promote the interests of the Kremlin’s domestic and foreign policy. The company is associated with the structures of the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s cook”.
In February 2018, the U.S. attorneys have published a list of the involved in the intervention in the American elections. Was a list of 13 people and organizations, including “Agency of Internet research” and Yevgeny Prigozhin. Intervention in the elections was the fact that workers “Troll factory” with fake accounts published millions of posts in the interests of Russia.