How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America

Russian Trolls

Source: Nicholas Thompson and Issie Lapowsky
Affiliation: Wired

This article describes how the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian propaganda wing, infiltrated American social media users’ feeds with divisive memes intended to influence their political actions and pit Americans against each other. The article also outlines the bizarre lengths the IRA went to in order to collect personal identifying information about their targets.

Keywords: Computer Science , Memes , Misinformation/Disinformation , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry