The Sunday Read: ‘The Agency’

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In line with Ludmila Savchuk, a former worker, every single day on the Web Analysis Company was primarily the identical.

From an workplace complicated within the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg, workers logged on to the web by way of a proxy service and set about flooding Russia’s well-liked social networking websites with opinions handed to them by their bosses.

The shadowy group, which based on one worker stuffed 40 rooms, industrialized the artwork of “trolling.”

On this week’s Sunday Learn, Adrien Chen shares his reporting from 2015 on trolling and the company, and, finally, turns into a sufferer of Russian misinformation himself.

This story was written by Adrian Chen and recorded by Audm. To listen to extra audio tales from publishers like The New York Occasions, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

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