Leaked documents show Russia's election trolls depended on stolen US identities
A data breach at the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm at the centre of Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election, reveals that one way the IRA operated was to use identities stolen from Americans. Using these accounts and other fake ones, the troll farm interacted via social media with genuine US activists and recruited them to participate in and help organise rallies, all in the interests of aggravating long-standing American social divisions.
Writer: Spencer Ackerman
Publication: Daily Beast