The Trolls from Olgino - Tracking Changes

Oyibo

LE
I have found it fascinating on the Ukraine thread how the number of posts from the usual Russian trolls has ramped up and how, it appears, their users change (language ability, tone, etc.).

I've started this thread so that they do not pollute the others, and so that we can track some of their ludicrous attempts to derail others, get us replying to the detriment of those posts, and generally show them up for what they are. A couple to start with:

@labrat : Feeble, yet fecund, posts diverting attention from Russia's annexation of Ukranian sovereign territory.
@KGB_resident : Multiple users over the years. The first incarnation IIRC was quite intelligent. Subsequent ones less so, or perhaps just 'obeying orders'.

ETA

One I forgot but was picked up by @still staggin :

@Ursus Major : The occasional nonsense, and likes for all the other Olgino Trolls
 
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RBMK

LE
Book Reviewer
There are certain posters who my brain auto-ignores and I just skip over their content. You have just named two of them.
 
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Russian trolls terrorize the West with old KGB methods
 

Oyibo

LE

Very pertinent points in the article:

“The three favorite methods of trolls is disinformation, a personality or opinion attack, and distraction from the topic of the conversation. This is the same tactic used by some news companies here, in the US, with the only major difference being that here they face serious competition. In addition, private companies deal with money, and the impact of their work does not lead to death or torture, as opposed to Russian propaganda,” said the New York lawyer and co-chairman of the American Bar Association James Berger.​
ETA: Marvellously demonstrated by @Emcon Ecomcon in the Ukraine thread:

No more ludicrous than 45 minutes to save the beaches of Cyprus, or the idea we could turn Afghanistan around by talking non-stop until we believed our own bollox.
Why do you care so much about Ukraine and Ukrainians ? what interest is that to the United Kingdom. Of course this isn't about Crimea or Donbas, but about Russia and our interests in Kiev have always been opportunism and a desire to wind up the Russians and those days seem to be over.
 
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Emcon had better be a troll, because otherwise it has some severe mental health problems.
The disgusting Russian rapist Yars hasn't dragged its squalid carcass back to work yet.
 
Russia Today is often cited as an alternative to national broadcasters. They have been successful in creating a presence in most countries of interest to the Kremlin. The apparent political bias is right of centre. This attracted some viewers in the UK who were disillusioned with the apparent left bias of the BBC and found RT on FreeView. The key point below is the very low factual accuracy.

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RT News (RT.Com)

The techniques used encourage useful idiots to double down on misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Here's another:

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Sputnik News

Usful Idiots, antivax and conspiracy theory obsessives often cite material from bitchute. wn.com is a news aggregator. A click the Coronavirus tab returns a list of "articles". The vast majority are from bitchute. This is crazy nuts territory.

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Russia Today is often cited as an alternative to national broadcasters. They have been successful in creating a presence in most countries of interest to the Kremlin. The apparent political bias is right of centre. This attracted some viewers in the UK who were disillusioned with the apparent left bias of the BBC and found RT on FreeView. The key point below is the very low factual accuracy.

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RT News (RT.Com)

The techniques used encourage useful idiots to double down on misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Here's another:

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Sputnik News

Usful Idiots, antivax and conspiracy theory obsessives often cite material from bitchute. wn.com is a news aggregator. A click the Coronavirus tab returns a list of "articles". The vast majority are from bitchute. This is crazy nuts territory.

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I know, RT is horrifically biased… much better to get your news from CNN.
 
Ok, let’s rely on the totally unbiased and not at all mouthpiece of the British government BBC shall we :lol:




We are also aware of the BBC being biased, Tovarich.
There is an entire Thread - on this very Website, devoted to ridiculing it.

It is one of the freedoms we enjoy without being disappeared and turned into dog food.
 
We are also aware of the BBC being biased, Tovarich.
There is an entire Thread - on this very Website, devoted to ridiculing it.

It is one of the freedoms we enjoy without being disappeared and turned into dog food.

Try going on there and saying that women don’t have penises and you’ll see just how much freedom we have.
 

philc

LE
Emcon had better be a troll, because otherwise it has some severe mental health problems.
The disgusting Russian rapist Yars hasn't dragged its squalid carcass back to work yet.

Is Emcon not Photoex or whatever, experts in everything in their own minds.
 

Polyester

War Hero
Has McPhee1966 (or whatever his name is) shown his grid yet?
 

Yokel

LE
I cannot remember where this came from, and it is a few years old and possibly out of date, but it is worth a look.

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The West is facing an unprecedented level of disinformation, from attempts to ridicule the reaction of our emergency services following terrorist attacks or other disasters, to planting ideas in the media and those inclined to believe conspiracies.

Russia is not the only source of disinformation.
 

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