One of the interesting parts was a breakdown of how much Russian trolls got paid to disrupt LJ:
PJ: Emails actually leaked out later that had the rates that these guys were getting paid to troll Alexey and his friends. It would be 85 rubles for a comment, and then a bonus: 200 rubles if you could trick somebody into arguing with you.
That part reminded me of some stats on /r/The_Donald:
(h/t DM) 72 hours after Don Jr met with a Russian agent at Trump Tower, the top Trump fan-site had its largest-ever membership spike by FAR. pic.twitter.com/3ntfZ6USfi
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2017
It turns out that the biggest growth in subscribers happened roughly 3 days after Donald Jr.’s Russian meeting.
Anyway, the point is that I’m going to see if I can import all my old LiveJournal posts here to make it even cringier.