U.S. Disrupted Russian Troll Farm on Day of November Election, Report Says

The U.S. Cyber Command strike targeted the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, the Washington Post reported

A view of the four-story building known as the "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Naira Davlashyan

The U.S. military disrupted the internet access of a Russian troll farm accused of trying to influence American voters on the day of November midterm congressional elections, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

The U.S. Cyber Command strike targeted the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, the Post reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials. The group is a Kremlin-backed outfit whose employees posed as Americans and spread disinformation online in an attempt to influence the 2016 election, according to U.S. officials.