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Putin Sets His Disinformation Trolls on the MH17 Investigators

This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. The Kremlin has turned its disinformation machine on those who are investigating the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in July 2014, using state employees, state-run media and the state-run, though unacknowledged, “troll factory” of fake internet accounts. The primary goal of the media attacks has been to undermine the credibility of citizen journalist group Bellingcat, an independent researcher into the crash.
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