Journalist who infiltrated Putin’s troll factory warns of Russian propaganda in the upcoming Swedish election - ‘We were forced to create fake facts and news’
The big, grey building north of St Petersburg does not look like much to the naked eye. But behind its nondescript facade hides one of Vladimir Putin’s infamous troll factories. For two months, this was the workplace of Lyudmila Savchuk – mother-of-two, environment activist, and freelance journalist. But Savchuk wasn’t one of the trolls – far from it. Instead, her work at Internet Research was part of an undercover investigation for the newspaper My District.