Reading Response

Faking the News

27 Sep 2018

This weeks readings were about troll farms and how they operate. We had a guest speaker come into class, Camille from Graphika, a social media network and analysis company. They work to investigate social media for bad actors. One of their projects was to analyze how Russian trolls may have penetrated or manipulated the election.

Camille says that the primary target for Russian trolls are their own population. They operate in plain sight as the Internet Research Agency. From a building they would create a network of social media and promote their own agenda.