Russian troll factory also went after Canadian targets including oil, Justin Trudeau
The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets, including oil infrastructure and Justin Trudeau.
Mar 18, 2018
Is Canada a target? A former Russian troll warns Canadians to be ‘vigilant’
Russia’s notorious troll factory in Saint Petersburg is now closed, but a former employee warns that the threat remains.
Oct 9, 2018
Global News podcast Russia Rising: Hunting for internet trolls
In the first episode of the new Global News podcast, Russia Rising, Jeff Semple investigates how Russian internet trolls operate and whether other countries, specifically Canada, are targeted too.
Jan 27, 2019
Russia troll farm more strange than Mueller’s indictment says, according to insiders
The U.S. indictment centred on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St. Petersburg agency that allegedly produced online content to sway the 2016 presidential election - and glosses over how unconvincing some of its stunts could be.
Feb 20, 2018
Want to fight fake news? Try playing ‘Russian troll,’ new research suggests
The best way to fight fake news could be getting more people to try thinking the way a Russian troll would, two researchers from the University of Cambridge suggest.
Feb 22, 2018
Russian troll farm spent $100K on Facebook ads during the U.S. election
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.
Sep 7, 2017
Twitter suspends 1,062 accounts linked to Russian election-meddling campaign
The accounts were linked to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian "troll farm" that disseminated content designed to influence public opinion during the U.S. presidential election.
Jan 19, 2018
#TakeAKnee is a U.S. controversy, but Russian trolls are fanning the flames
Russian trolls were doing their best to deepen divisions that already exist by amplifying the Take a Knee controversy on social media, a U.S. senator warned this week.
Sep 30, 2017
‘Troll factory’: Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian network ahead of U.S. election
Twitter also suspended five related accounts. The company said the tweets from these Russia-linked accounts "were low quality and spammy" and that most received few, if any, likes or retweets.
Sep 1, 2020
14 Facebook ads Russians allegedly used during 2016 U.S. presidential election
A look at more than a dozen of the Facebook ads as well as some of the metadata which was distributed.
Nov 3, 2017
Former employees of Russian ‘troll factory’ back U.S. indictment
The aim of the factory's work was either to influence voters or to undermine their faith in the U.S. political system, the 37-page indictment states.
Feb 19, 2018
This is why Russian trolls could influence Canada’s federal election
Could Russian trolls put Canada's democracy at stake?
Oct 12, 2018
Russia says it has ‘supporting evidence’ of Ukraine poisoning some of its soldiers
An adviser to Ukraine's interior ministry said in response that the alleged poisoning could have been caused by Russian forces eating expired canned meat.
Ukraine war: Russian base in Crimea rocked by explosions
With the war raging since Feb. 24, attention has also focused in recent days on shelling in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine.
Russian bots and trolls amplified both sides after Florida school shooting
Russian bots and trolls started trying to influence the discussion of the Florida school shooting the day it happened, and have been at it ever since.
Feb 24, 2018
Russians rush to flee nation after Putin orders partial military mobilization
Anti-war groups said the limited airplane tickets out of Russia reached enormous prices due to high demand and swiftly became unavailable.
Russian forces continue barrage of Ukraine’s Donetsk region
Amid the fighting, more ships carrying Ukrainian grain left or prepared to do so as part of a deal struck late last month to ease a global food crisis.
Russia accuses Ukraine in death of ultra-nationalist’s daughter
Darya Dugina, daughter of prominent ideologue Alexander Dugin, was killed on Saturday evening when a suspected explosive device blew up the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving.
Ukraine war: Explosions rock Russian-held areas far from front
Ukraine has been making use since last month of advanced rockets supplied by the West to strike sites that are behind Russian lines.
Online disinformation, climate change among top Canadian fears: survey
Canadians consider the online disinformation epidemic and climate change as the most serious threats of the modern age, a new survey suggests.