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Three journalists were killed in Africa while investigating a private military business owned by the man behind Russia’s troll army

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    enso
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    This isn't an attack at you at all, as that is the direct title of the article, but can we stop using the phrase "Russia's Troll Army"? It has become obvious that this is a coordinated militarized...

    This isn't an attack at you at all, as that is the direct title of the article, but can we stop using the phrase "Russia's Troll Army"? It has become obvious that this is a coordinated militarized propaganda campaign. For the longest time I thought that "Russia's Troll Army" was some kind of 4chan-esque Russian site that would meme like /pol/ did throughout the election, but its become obvious that they are something much more.

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      Agreed, "Russian State cyber-warfare and influence operatives" are more accurate and appropriate terms to use for them. Referring to them as a "Troll army" minimizes them and their actions to an...

      Agreed, "Russian State cyber-warfare and influence operatives" are more accurate and appropriate terms to use for them. Referring to them as a "Troll army" minimizes them and their actions to an insane degree. See:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwarfare_by_Russia
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Research_Agency

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