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Media owners in the crosshairs as Trump craves retribution
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BuzzFeed News / Craig Silverman, J. Lester Feder, Saska Cvetkovska, and Aubrey Belford / Jul 18
“…Veles’ political news industry was not started spontaneously by apolitical teens. Rather, it was launched by a well-known Macedonian media attorney, Trajche Arsov — who worked closely with two high-profile American partners for at least six months during a period that overlapped with Election Day… The investigation also reveals that at least one member of Russia’s ‘troll factory,’ who has been indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller for alleged interference in the election, was in Macedonia just three months before the web domain for the country’s first US-focused politics site was registered.”
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