Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election

Troll and pay!

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  • Investigation finds Russians posing as Americans made payments to activists
  • Revelations likely to put further spotlight on Russian meddling in US election

Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in the US to help fund protest movements on socially divisive issues, according to a new investigation by a respected Russian media outlet.

On Tuesday, the newspaper RBC published a major investigation into the work of a so-called Russian “troll factory” since 2015, including during the period of the US election campaign, disclosures that are likely to put further spotlight on alleged Russian meddling in the election.

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