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|AN ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE ANONYMOUS ANYTHING SOCIETY JUNE 5, 2019|
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The IRA (Internet Research Agency)* organized and promoted political rallies inside the United States while posing as U.S. grassroots activists. First, the IRA used one of its preexisting social media personas (Facebook groups and Twitter accounts for example) to announce and promote the event. The IRA then sent a large number of direct messages to followers of its social media account asking them to attend the event. From those who responded with an interest in attending, the IRA then sought a U.S. person to serve as the event's coordinator. In most instances, the IRA account operator would tell the U.S. person that they could not attend the event due to some preexisting conflict or because they were somewhere else in the United States.**
The IRA then further promoted the event by contacting the media about the event and directing them to speak with the coordinator. After the event, the IRA posted videos and photographs of the event to the IRA's social media accounts.
*The IRA is headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a crony of Putin's (May 22 in the Archives below)
** The IRA operatives were in Russia.
Phil Richardson - Editor
"He goes doddering on into his old age, making a public nuisance of himself."óJoseph Menchen
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