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The Daily BeastOct 01, 2020
Right-Wing Trumpist News Site Busted as Putin Troll Farm Operation
NAEBCAt first glance—with headlines such as "Sleepy Joe Set Politics Back 180 Years," "BLM Body Count," and "Trump Paid Zero Taxes? Good for Him"—it doesn't look much different from hundreds of other Trumpist news sites that rage against Democrats and the elitist mainstream media.

But the clunkily titled "Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens," or NAEBC, was on Thursday exposed as a Russian front reportedly linked to the Internet Research Agency—the Kremlin-backed troll farm behind much of the interference in the 2016 U.S. election. There were some warning signs: NAEBC appears to be a pun on a Russian word meaning to "screw over," and its slogan tells readers: "Don't get yourself fooled."

The veil was lifted on NAEBC by Reuters news agency, which reported that the FBI has been investigating the pretend pro-Trump media outlet. It's only been a month since the FBI exposed the fake left-wing news organization, "Peacedata," as another project run by Putin's troll army. The two sites are the latest evidence that the Kremlin isn't just backing one horse in the

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