Inside a troll farm

Alexia Barakou

For the past six-months young Polish journalist, Katarszyna
Pruszkiewicz, joined our investigation on disinformation and worked –
with the support of IE member Wojciech Ciesla and his Polish journalism
NGO Fundacja Reporterow – undercover for a commercial troll farm in
Wroclaw. Together with her troll-colleagues she has managed almost 200
fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, has written thousands
of messages and comments, promoted her clients’ products and trolled
their competitors, run hidden support campaigns for, and smear campaigns
against, politicians.

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