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This Google sister company showed you can buy a troll campaign for $250


As social platforms continue to be threatened by state-sponsored disinformation operations, Google’s parent company Alphabet has kicked things up a notch. Jigsaw, its side-arm devoted to fighting extremism, censorship, and other forms of cyberattacks, has revealed it bought a Russian troll campaign as an experiment. It assigned it to attack a political activism website the company had specifically created for this purpose, something it did for as cheap as $250. The details, revealed by Wired’s Andy Greenberg, shows it’s not just cheap to fund such campaigns, but that it’s super easy for private individuals to buy one in order to engage…

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