The US Cyber Command has "basically put the IRA offline," according to an unnamed source that spoke to the Post.
The organization was named a troll farm by US intelligence agencies, which recruits people to position themselves as US residents and spread online content that is split across key social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Reddit become. The agency engaged in 2016 in an effort to spread insightful content based on material stolen by hackers from US political organizations.
that the same thing would happen again in the 2018 elections. US Department of Homeland Security officials that these coordinated troll efforts could hurt the most if they had doubts about the election.
The National Security Agency, which oversees Cyber Command, declined to comment. Joseph Holstead, a spokesman for Cyber Command, declined to confirm the report.
"We are not discussing classified planning and cyberspaces," Holstead said in an e-mail statement. "US Cyber Command will continue to work as part of all government efforts to protect our electoral and democratic institutions from the influences of foreign evil influence, in line with the strategies of National Defense and DoD Cyber."
Despite the reported campaign taking the Internet Research Agency offline, there were still.