[cryptome] Re: "One Professional Russian Troll Tells All"

  • From: "Max R.D. Parmer" <maxp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:46 -0700

Ahh yes, as a semi-routine shortwave listener I'm rather familiar with
the particular biases of the various propaganda stations. Catching the
more marginal propaganda is a bit of a hobby.

Whether this RL/RFE story is true, manufactured or a combo... eh!

I'm looking for opposing media accounts of US/UK "troll farms". The
meta-propaganda, so to speak.

Veracity is less important than tone and feel -- I'm just looking for
the other half a one of those split friendship hearts :P


On Thu, Mar 26, 2015, at 12:56, Douglas Rankine wrote:
> Yup!  And they should know...Radio Liberty have been experts at it for as
> long as I can remember...
> See url: http://www.rferl.mobi/
> For Voice of America see url: http://www.voanews.com/
> You get the truth, the absolute truth and nuffink but the whole truth
> there.
> Up to the minute stuff too... :-).
> Radio Moscow is still up and running, changed a lot since I used to
> listen
> to it.  I loved the tune "Moscow Nights", which will be forever melded in
> my
> brain.  Learned all about Communism under Gorbachev, Perestroika and all
> that stuff. All those medals he had and what they were for.   A bit of
> culture, different nationalities and habits and customs.  How well people
> were treated and how the Jews had their own homeland, which was
> unfortunately the last bit of land left over, after the revolution; when
> everyone else had been looked after... http://radiomoscow.net/
> The World Service of the BBC is very independent of the UK government. 
> It
> was operated and funded by the Foreign Office. Nowadays, it is funded by
> the
> BBC license taxpayer, but still controlled by the Foreign Office.  Why
> should the state fund it when license payers can do a better job?  It is
> very good, it spreads the word about how wonderful the UK is to live in,
> how
> we have freedom and prosperity and liberty and how all the Russians
> should
> leave Russia and come and live here and enjoy the benefits of democratic
> capitalism, our wonderful education system and our National Health
> Service
> and universal benefits system. See url:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio
> I listen to it a lot at night. There are a lot of international stories
> too,
> usually done in quarter of an hour.  A bit of national music, a bit of
> the
> local language during the interview and a wee story about the person,
> country or situation. It is a good way for an active mind to get off to
> sleep... :-).  When it comes to the crunch of course, we don't like
> immigration, make it difficult for them to settle here. We just like
> foreign
> citizens to hate their governments and bring down the ones our ruling
> establishment doesn't like... :-).  We have been cutting back the funding
> of
> late, covering less countries, concentrating on areas of strife and
> conflict
> where we can give a helping hand... :-).
> There's a rough guide on world radio stations and what they are for and
> what
> they do at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_propaganda
> And for a potted history, see url:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_propaganda
> Radio isn't as powerful as it was, other media supplement or take over
> from
> it, like Face book etc...as you have noticed... :-).
> Dougie.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [cryptome] "One Professional Russian Troll Tells All"
> http://www.rferl.mobi/a/how-to-guide-russian-trolling-trolls/26919999.html
> Any similar pieces on the equivalent operations US/UK most certainly are
> running?
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