Facebook central to Russian propaganda

Part of Russia’s strategic aim to sow discord among the American electorate, its operators set up an organization called the Internet Research Agency. It would grow into “hundreds of employed individuals,” organized into separate departments: graphics, data analysis, search engine optimization, digital infrastructure maintenance, and budget finance, according to the Friday federal grand jury indictment. […]

Russia spent $1.25m a month on U.S. elections meddling

Within the 37-page indictment against the Russian agents, the Mueller team revealed how and how much Moscow financed its operation in granular details. They charged Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “President Vladimir Putin’s chef,” as the primary backer for using his companies, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, to fund the operation. To conceal […]