back to article Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

Russian media is reporting that someone has tried to torch the notorious St Petersberg “troll factory,” linked with trolling Western social media sites, sparking a police investigation. The Internet Research Agency became famous as a “fake news” operation spreading misinformation by way of Facebook ads, and stealing Americans …

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You cannot troll a troll.

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Don't be silly.

Of course you can troll a troll. You just have to be a better troll, that's all.

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Re: You cannot troll a troll.

No, but you can give him a cookie.

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Re: Don't be silly.

I troll them by saying I have full compassion for Why they're lashing out and if they want to discuss it, I'll be a shoulder to cry on and they're my equal in every way.

Tends to get me death threats, then they vanish...

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Re: You cannot troll a troll.

"No, but you can give him a cookie."

But if you give a troll a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk.

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Re: You cannot troll a troll.

"[...] he'll want a glass of milk."

Goats milk.

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I heard about a danish operation to unmask all trolls and make their identity public...it hope they will succeed

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Re: You cannot troll a troll.

"[...] he'll want a glass of milk."

Goats milk.

Not unicorn milk?

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Re: Don't be silly.

a 'good troll' will find your IRL info and dox you, subscribe your IRL e-mail address to multiple irritating lists, use a dozen sock puppets to ridicule everything you say, try and crack your firewall, post your company info on a business review site and give you lousy ratings, and if they're REALLY good, sign you up for receiving lots of junk mail. And, subscribing you to dating sites for bizarre fetishes.

There are point assignments for each troll behavior. So a REALLY good troll will score you more points. Then you can compare with your friends, "my troll is better than your troll". Otherwise, they'd become boring, and you'd just stop feeding them...

'SWATting' has a negative point value. that's just lame.

anonymously e-mailing you a windows virus, when you're running Linux or *BSD, is an extra added bonus!

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Re: Don't be silly.

"a 'good troll' will find your IRL info and dox you, subscribe your IRL e-mail address to multiple irritating lists, use a dozen sock puppets to ridicule everything you say, try and crack your firewall, post your company info on a business review site and give you lousy ratings, and if they're REALLY good, sign you up for receiving lots of junk mail. And, subscribing you to dating sites for bizarre fetishes."

None of that is trolling. That's spoiled rotten teenagers being antisocial, subconsciously wishing their mummies would punish them for their bad behavio(u)r. Hormones are an ugly thing when held in close confinement.

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Re: You cannot troll a troll.

If you feed the trolls you get to keep them.

If you don't want trolls, don't feed them.

Thus the phrase "Bad troll, no cookie".

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Re: Don't be silly.

Trolling troll troller is obviously obvious.

Or something ...

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Re: But if you give a troll a cookie,

If you give him a glass of milk, he'll want to bake homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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Trust a troll? Everyone trusts Fox News,

Russian Trolls, or News people? Or Russian Agents?

Fox news has spread the gap between the people of the USA more than All the other troll factories combined.

I often wonder after catching a fox broadcast if they get two paychecks, one fromMurdoch and one from Putin? or Maybe they are combined prior to payday.

Maybe Putin owns stock in fox networks? Or maybe Putin funds the Murdoch empire.

either way, a troll is a troll is a troll.No matter who pays them.

Still very very few anti-Russian stories on fox, and very little stories that don't gush over the leaders of the USA and Soviet Union's budding bromance.

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Re: Trust a troll? Everyone trusts Fox News,

"maybe Putin funds the Murdoch empire."

Murdoch finds trolling Americans very profitable. He doesn't need any help.

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Re: Don't be silly.

"And, subscribing you to dating sites for bizarre fetishes."

I've discovered a few interesting new fetishes in this manner....

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Separated by a common language...

An unidentified man broke the glass on the first floor of a building

In the UK, that would no doubt be the ground floor of the building, not the first floor.

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Re: Separated by a common language...

"And where in the world is that English girl I promised I would meet on the third floor?" —Gary P. Nunn

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Re: Separated by a common language...

And where in the world is that English girl

Carmen Sandiego is English?

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Re: Separated by a common language...

No, Slovenian.

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Re: Separated by a common language...

Not just in the UK. Until I read you comment I was wondering why and how he targeted a window so high above the ground...

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Fight fire with fire

Rammstein - Benzin

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Re: Fight fire with fire

LOL. For those who didn't quite get that, look here.

:)

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Brave/stupid person. Capital offence doing that in Russia, even when it failed.

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Really? A dude burned one of the doors of the FSB building, and he's alive and well together with his family in France now (after having to flee there because of a #metoo accusation against him).

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Liar, liar. Pants on fire.

There, I said now. Now I'm leaving!

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See, that's what happens when you're not doing it properly, using Greek fire...

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Not Molotov?

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Re: Not Molotov?

Or the Paris 1968 variant: half petrol, half sulfuric acid. Eats away marble and circuitboards.

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The alleged perpetrator was last seen driving away in a Cadillac Escalade with blacked out windows.

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Reichstag fire

Why does this remind me of the Reichstag fire and false flag operations?

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Re: Reichstag fire

Because you're a bad person who definitely deserves my upvote?

:)

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Re: Reichstag fire

Wouldn't a false flag operation be directed against something that people are sorry to see burned down. It's hard to imagine the Russian population getting behind a troll factory (Je Suis Trolleur:)

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The Russian population is in fact the primary target of the operation, and the operation's main objective is to discredit whatever passes as the Russian opposition to the regime. But if it burns down, not many will notice — it's not Reichstag by any means.

BTW and IMHO, the American election thing was done mostly for shits and giggles, the guys and gals didn't expect all the brouhaha and were really amazed how the Americans lost their shit about it.

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Re: Reichstag fire

really amazed how the Americans lost their shit about it.

No one should have been, the swamp people are hoping will be drained is the rising tide of the squits that's been festering for years now.

10000 years from now, a legend of a new Atlantis. The 'paradise' that sank into the brown and smelly.

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Re: Reichstag fire

Also a bit like the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

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Are you guys dyslexic or something? It's Fontanka.

Anyway, my guess would be it was a disgruntled ex-employee of the establishment — rumour is there are a lot of them. I think the incompetence of the arson attempt is a good sign that it was.

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'Research'?

Well, that settles it. Any organisation that includes that word in it's name when it's not actually involved in STEM or medicine should probably be declared an illegal organisation and it's directors hunted to the ends of the earth.

Thankfully, Britain has no such charlatans, no siree....

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It's not an attack, it's an homage to Molotov

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Troll factory

Trolls within trolls like the matryoshka dolls? - Matrolloshka? - collective name for Russian trolls?

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Russian Trolls

Tautology?

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