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Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian Trolls

Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian TrollsThe special counsel’s office wrote in a filing that prosecutors only need to show that the company, Concord Management and Consulting, and its alleged co-conspirators agreed to engage in conduct that violated their duties to register as foreign agents and report campaign expenditures. “The government is not required to prove that the conspirators actually violated” federal election and campaign finance laws, prosecutors wrote.



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The New York Times Should Have Ignored Sarah Jeong's Twitter Trolls

The New York Times Should Have Ignored Sarah Jeong's Twitter TrollsThe proper way to respond to a bad-faith troll campaign like the one the



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YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement Ring

YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement RingAmong messages of congratulations were comments that mocked the ring presented to Jen Phanomrat by her fiance, Leo Samanamud.



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'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie Tran

'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie TranRian Johnson, director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," slammed the "manbabies"



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Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim

Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim> A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 24, 2018 at 5:39am PDT



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The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist Note

The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist NoteSatirical stalwart The Onion published one of its funniest bits in years, but



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Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.



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The 9 craziest things from latest Mueller indictment against Russian trolls

The 9 craziest things from latest Mueller indictment against Russian trollsAnother bombshell dropped on Friday afternoon when the special counsel investigating led by Robert Mueller announced indictments against Russian troll group Internet Research Agency and a dozen other individuals for "operations to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election." SEE ALSO: An ad industry group nominated Russia's election hack for all the awards The indictment offers more concrete proof of Russian interference in that election, something that President Trump and members of his administration have been greatly skeptical about despite the mounting evidence.  Trump tweeted Friday after the indictments were announced, once again claiming there was no collusion with the Russians.  Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018 While the the indictment's main charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and identity theft, what's particularly shocking are the lengths the conspirators went to, allegedly, to achieve their ends which, according to the indictment, included "supporting the campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump" and "disparaging Hillary Clinton." We already know they managed to use social media under false names to reach voters in the U.S., spread false information, organized rallies, and bought ads on these platforms. But that wasn't all. Here, then, are some of the craziest revelations that caught our attention. 1. They were really well organized These weren't 400-pound hackers in their basement as Trump infamously suggested during one of the presidential debates with Clinton. This was a hella-organized group of hundreds of people that had their own SEO and IT departments.  2. They stole identities of Americans to lend authenticity to their efforts. This is next level stuff to make everything seem American-made. 3. They were obsessed with portraying Hillary as an inmate They really felt the Trump chant, "Lock her up." 4. They gave that Clinton impersonator more work They really, really had it out for Hillary and they knew how to stoke that anger. 5. They manipulated other real Americans to do weird stuff The organization used a social media account to convince a real, flesh-and-blood American to stand in front of the White House holding a sign that wished a happy birthday to Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian National who led Concord, a Russian consulting firm with government contacts that funded the interference.  And then… 6. They reached out to local officials working for the Trump campaign It's amazing what you can do with fake email addresses.  7. They set up opposing rallies These trolls weren't done after the election, as evidenced by how they set up opposing rallies in New York over a week after the votes were counted. 8. They were great at targeting swing states These guys weren't just lobbing metaphorical grenades on Twitter; they did their research and knew what states to help target to swing the election. 9. They backed Bernie They didn't totally hate Democrats, just Hillary Clinton. 
UPDATED (3:24 p.m. ET, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018): This post was updated to include the latest tweet from President Trump. WATCH: A self-driving truck drove from California to Florida with minimal human intervention



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Lindsey Vonn Has A Message For Her Trump-Supporting Twitter Trolls

Lindsey Vonn Has A Message For Her Trump-Supporting Twitter TrollsAmerican alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has sent a message to the internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she missed out on a medal at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.



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Congressman Trolls Trump With Introduction Of 'Stable Genius Act'

Congressman Trolls Trump With Introduction Of 'Stable Genius Act'President Donald Trump’s weekend boast that he’s a “very stable genius” has inspired the naming of new legislation.



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