I recommend this interview with one of the people who worked at the St. Petersburg troll factory that was the subject of several indictments on Friday.
How did the trolling work?
You got a list of topics to write about. Every piece of news was taken care of by three trolls each, and the three of us would make up an act. We had to make it look like we were not trolls but real people. One of the three trolls would write something negative about the news, the other two would respond, “You are wrong,” and post links and such. And the negative one would eventually act convinced. Those are the kinds of plays we had to act out.
Why did you leave?
I left for moral reasons. I was ashamed to work there.
Also, too, let’s raise a little more money for Swing Left, which is helping progressives target over 70 Republican-held House seats: