Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle, includes AngularJS, Python, HTML5, Ruby, and more. ×
Your Rights Online

Submission + - Hacked emails reveal Russian astroturfing program (

gotfork writes: Quoting The Guardian: "A pro-Kremlin group runs a network of internet trolls, seeks to buy flattering coverage of Vladimir Putin and hatches plans to discredit opposition activists and media, according to private emails allegedly hacked by a group calling itself the Russian arm of Anonymous."

While a similar program has operated in China for a long time, and some commentators have suggested that a similar program exists in Russia, this is the first confirmation.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Hacked emails reveal Russian astroturfing program

Comments Filter:

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga