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Russian “troll factory” launches new site in run-up to election to US Congress

“Federal News Agency” opened USAReally portal
12:31, 16 July 2018

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Sponsors of the Russian “troll factory”, which interfered in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, has launched new American website in the run-up to the mid-term election to the Congress as AP reported.

According to the message, the issue is about the internet-portal USAReally.

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It is noted that it was launched in May by “Federal News Agency” that is a part of the empire headed by an ally of Putin Yevgeny Prigozhin. It includes “Internet investigations Agency”, the so-called “troll factory” the workers of which were served charges by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in 2018.

“Moscow office of the USAReally is in the same building with the Federal News Agency. “Troll factory” also was originally based in the offices of the Federal News Agency in St. Petersburg and now there is a signboard “lease/sale”. Preliminary, “troll factory” is situated in the more modern seven-floor building now,” the message said.

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Also, it is emphasized that the USAReally site looks surprisingly amateurish and its Russian origin is conspicuous, taking into account the grammatical errors and links to the Russian social networks.

“It says it’s aimed at providing Americans “objective and independent” information, and chief editor Alexander Malkevich says it’s not about influencing the midterm election. Yet his Moscow office is adorned with a Confederate flag, Trump pictures and souvenirs and a talking pen that parrots famous Trump quotations,” the message said.

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At the moment the USAReally almost does not work. The AP supposes that the “trolls” wait for September when the situation will be clearer on the results of the finished party primaries. However, it is not excluded that the site can become its work before the beginning of the presidential election in 2020 that is more important for the U.S. foreign policy.

According to the intelligence, Russia has paid for about 3, 500 ads and 11.4 million Americans have seen them. The Russian 'troll factories' have created about 470 pages in the social network and published about 80, 00 content items.

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Earlier in the framework of the investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the US has accused 13 Russian citizens. The statement accuses Internet Research Agency also known as Russian 'troll factory'.

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