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Stories from RuNet Echo from April, 2018

21 April 2018

Troll farm takes aim at American audiences in new web campaign

RIA FAN, a Russian news outlet with known connections to the Saint Petersburg "troll factory", announced its latest project: a website called USA Really, aimed at a U.S.-based audience.

16 April 2018

As Russian court announces Telegram ban, users stand defiant, amused… and worried

Advox

And as a year-long battle between Telegram and the Russian authorities ended with the decision to block the app, reaction to the announcement has been passionate and often derisive.

9 April 2018

Russian Newspaper Closes After Years of Tense, Often Violent Confrontation with Security Services

Advox

In an op-ed announcing the newspaper’s closure, the acting editor Yuri Grozmani said he had little hope for domestic prosecution of FSB officers complicit in the act of censorship

5 April 2018

Tracking Russian Online Interference Teaches Valuable Lessons on Improving News Quality

Years before scandal about Russian trolling erupted into global view, independent researchers had already documented the phenomenon.