U.S. officials said the scheme was organized in 2022 after a senior editor at RT, a Russian-state-funded media organization, helped develop technology for a so-called social media bot farm

A Russian propaganda campaign backed by the Kremlin that spread online disinformation in the United States and was boosted by artificial intelligence has been disrupted, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

U.S. officials described the internet operation as part of an ongoing effort to sow discord in the U.S. through the creation of fictitious social media profiles that purport to belong to authentic Americans but are actually designed to advance the aims of the Russian government, including by spreading disinformation about its war with Ukraine.

U.S. officials said the scheme was organized in 2022 after a senior editor at RT, a Russian-state-funded media organization that has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, helped develop technology for a so-called social media bot farm. It received the support and financial approval of the Kremlin, with an officer of Russia’s Federal Security Service — or FSB — leading a private intelligence organization that promoted disinformation on social media through a network of fake accounts.

  • @blattrules
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    233 days ago

    Oh no, now where are republicans going to get their news from?

  • @PugJesus
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    253 days ago

    I wonder if we’ve lost anyone here

      • @CaptainKickass
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        -83 days ago

        Watch out, butt hurt mods will remove your comment, no reason given, if you recognize obvious trolls…

        🤡

        • @JonsJavaM
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          93 days ago
          1. Not “butt hurt” - I volunteered for a job, and I do it. You broke rules. Rule 1 - “be civil” - you personally attacked another member of the community.

          2. There’s always the mod logs.

          Just keeping the place civil by enforcing the rules. As I can see, you’ve been banned (temp/perma) 8 times.

          • @CaptainKickass
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            3 days ago

            The small kingdoms are ferociously defended. Small kings are like that.

            But the obvious trolls continue with their obvious campaigns.

            But it’s civil lat least. 🏆

            Also, how is posting how many times I’ve been banned civil or not “calling out specific members”?

            Rules for thee, not for me…

            • @JonsJavaM
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              103 days ago

              Me pointing to your comments isn’t an attack. You just said the same thing as “don’t point out my past actions!”

              Sorry if your post history embarrassed you. Me pointing to it is in no was an attack.

              • @CaptainKickass
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                -133 days ago

                No, it’s a mod abusing their position. Again.

                Shockedpikachuface.jpg

                My post history doesn’t embarrass me at all. It’s butt hurt mods.

                Again.

                How very reddit of you.

                • @JonsJavaM
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                  53 days ago

                  “I’m always the victim, if you ignore my past actions!”

                  I’m out. Later Felicia.

  • @Matriks404
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    173 days ago

    Imagine reading that article title 20-30 years ago. I’d shit my pants, lol.

  • @CaptainKickass
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    -33 days ago

    Mods are removing comments because their asses are chapped 🍒

    • @JonsJavaM
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      103 days ago

      Rule enforcement. As stated elsewhere, your modlogs are freely available to be perused.

    • Drunemeton
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      33 days ago

      Why? What kind of comments? 🙏

      • @PugJesus
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        43 days ago

        Calling out a specific poster. I get why that sort of thing isn’t allowed.