Can it be of interest for a Russian troll factory to interfere...

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    Can it be of interest for a Russian troll factory to interfere and undermine decision making on Australian stock market chat/forums?

    Russia’s next fake news campaign could devastate the economy
    Excerpt:

    In 2016, Evgeny Buyakov pleaded guilty to FBI prosecutors that he was working for the SVR’S ‘MS’ (active measures) Directorate and sought intelligence on market destabilisation strategies. In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission found a Russian trading firm was artificially manipulating stock prices using what it called a "hack, pump and dump scheme".”
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ghosts-in-the-machine

    Propaganda-spewing Russian trolls act differently online from regular people
    September 5, 2018
    Excerpt:
    The most common location designation for Russian troll accounts was “U.S.,” followed by “Moscow,” “St. Petersburg,” and “Russia.”

    https://theconversation.com/propaganda-spewing-russian-trolls-act-differently-online-from-regular-people-100855

    Russian trolls targeted Australian voters on Twitter via #auspol and #MH17
    August 22, 2018
    http://theconversation.com/russian-trolls-targeted-australian-voters-on-twitter-via-auspol-and-mh17-101386


    Happy New Year 2019!
 
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