Internet Research Agency
Internet Research Agency is an organization known as a so-called “Troll Farm” or “Troll Factory”. It was located at Savushkina 55 in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg.
Several hundred employees in the company have written and scattered updates, blogs and comments online, defending the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin with fake profiles. It has emerged how the many fake profiles spread inaccurate or false information for misleading and misinforming during the American election campaign in 2016.
Facebook has deleted hundreds of accounts and pages linked to the Internet Research Agency. Just because Facebook has deleted these accounts, you should not expect that there are no more tricks left. For example, Senior Researcher in International Security, Flemming Splidsboel from DIIS (Danish Institute of International Studies), does not exclude the fact that we will see more sophisticated examples of disinformation in the future.