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Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment
"Let's say I want to wage a disinformation campaign to attack a political opponent or a company, but I don’t have the infrastructure to create my own Internet Research Agency," Gully told WIRED in an interview, speaking publicly about Jigsaw's year-old disinformation experiment for the first time. "We wanted to see if we could engage with someone who was willing to provide this kind of assistance to a political actor ... to buy services that directly discredit their political opponent for very low cost and with no tooling or resources required. For us, it’s a pretty clear demonstration these capabilities exist, and there are actors comfortable doing this on the internet."


it cost just $250.
disinformation  fakes  disinfo  fake-news  russia  trolls  jigsaw  social-media 
5 weeks ago by jm

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