Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Employee

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Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Employee

Postby Andrew_Lisitsyn » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:51 am

Lyudmila Savchuk, a freelance reporter and a civic activist, at the end of May sued her last employer, the Internet Research Agency, Russia’s most famous Internet troll farm in St. Petersburg, where she had been working for about two months. She accused the Agency of illegal hiring and demanded compensation over a labor dispute. On June 23 they finally met in court and in result the Internet Research Agency had agreed to compensate Savchuk for violation of employment laws. But the real purpose of starting the court proceedings was to show the truth about the pro-Kremlin troll factory, to show Putin’s propaganda in its real colors.
We thought the troll factory representatives would shy away again and wouldn't show up. But they did show up and have suddenly agreed to the demands of my suit. As my lawyer says, they picked the lesser evil.
So we really did pull them out into the limelight. The fact that they showed up, that the name Internet Research LLC has been spoken, means the troll factory really exists.

Read more at: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/23/russia-troll-factory-employee-whistleblower/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/russian-troll-factory-sued-underpayment-labour-violations-vladimir-putin?CMP=share_btn_tw
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Re: Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Empl

Postby Dylan » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:50 am

You paid types have to coordinate a little better.

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Re: Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Empl

Postby Spider » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:00 pm

A lot of this is Russian and Ukrainian troll and countertroll effort, respectively.
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Re: Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Empl

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:19 am

[quote="Dylan"]You paid types have to coordinate a little better. [/quote]
I just want people to know the truth about Putin's Internet trolls. Paid types are those who are pro-Kremlin!
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Re: Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Empl

Postby Andrew_Lisitsyn » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:21 am

Dylan wrote:You paid types have to coordinate a little better.

I just want people to know the truth about Putin's Internet trolls. Paid types are those who are pro-Kremlin!
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Re: Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Agrees to Compensate Former Empl

Postby Stratego » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:39 am

You can get paid for trolling?
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