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

  • From: "Douglas Rankine" <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:16:27 -0000

<Propaganda trolls in the media>  Keywords typed into Google.
See url:
See url: http://kioski.yle.fi/omat/at-the-origins-of-russian-propaganda
Funny how stories get passed around the internet...like community gossip
outside the school... :-).

Put in (Pardon the pun... :-)).  <US Propaganda trolls in the media>
Keywords brought up...
 See url:
Virtual Chindits

See url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_brigades
(probably a troll)

Images of propaganda trolling.
See url:

As Winston Churchill once said.  "In wartime, truth is so precious that she
should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."  And he should know...

-----Original Message-----
From: cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Max R.D. Parmer
Sent: 26 March 2015 21:21
To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cryptome] Re: "One Professional Russian Troll Tells All"

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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> On Behalf Of Max R.D. Parmer
> Sent: 26 March 2015 19:03
> To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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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