Key Words: Life inside the Internet Research Agency, as described by a ‘Putin troll’

Exterior of the St. Petersburg building housing the Internet Research Agency.

It’s not the sort of thing one typically sees in a job description. But, then, working at the Internet Research Agency — sometimes called Putin’s troll factory — is not your typical job. So it’s perhaps not so alarming (though this would be a good place for a foul-language warning) that one employee, or “troll” if you will, boils the essence of his day’s work to this:

‘[S]hitting in the comment boxes.’


The employee, self-identified as “Kremlebot,” reportedly described his line of work on the Russian messaging application Telegram and permitted the U.S.

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