Cowboy's daughter wrote:PapaDragon wrote:Ghoster wrote:Inside Putin's secret 'troll factory': How mother turned whistleblower to reveal the secrets of shadowy propaganda unit where staff were told to call Obama a 'monkey' and Ukraine 'Nazis' online
She described how armies of online foot soldiers pose as ordinary Russians to write hundreds of biased comments on social media.
They comment on topics such as sanctions, the Ukraine conflict, the seizure of Crimea, the shooting down of flight MH17 and assassinations of Putin enemies - like Boris Nemtsov -
Shit, we're busted guys.
But seriously, is anyone in the West even stupid enough to believe this nonsense?
Yes comrade, it is time to execute extraction protocol. We shall all assemble at the harbor where KGB midget-sub under command of Colonel Python will pick us up.
But first open the box labeled "Russia-Stronkk!!!!11!!" located under your PC. Inside you will find silenced Makarov pistol, bottle of vodka, GLONASS transmitter, Russian flag, cyanide capsule, ushanka hat and a sandwich.
You may now eat the sandwich.
But seriously, this talk of "payed trolls" is just the 21'st century version of expressions like"American spy" or "Soviet sleeper agent" that were popular during Cold War and were used by idiots when they would run out of intelligent arguments to support their claims. Over here we had expression "enemy spy" or some BS like that, can't remember anymore really... I am sure today Norks say "Southern spy", Saudis say "Iranian infidel" etc, etc....
It is not just politics, I seen people on gaming forums accuse others of being payed trolls for EA or Activision or others...
Basically "Reducto ad Hitlerum", only in this case it is "Reducto ad Trollum".
And another thing. They say that we are payed trolls, so did any one of you guys get any money, because I have been working pro-bono for 8 months already.
Really, at this point I would settle for free burger and a coffee at the start of my shift.
Hell, Kremlin could even be generous enough to get us some Starbucks.....
I can just see Colonel Python complete with KGB cap, atop the conning tower of a Losos-class sub saluting as he steers his way into a dark harbour to extract his faithful Putin bots who are solemnly eating their sandwiches on the beach. "For Mother Russia comrades." "Da, for Mother Russia Colonel Python."