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Daily Beast: NY Internet Provider Hosted Kremlin Propaganda Site

Daily Beast: NY Internet Provider Hosted Kremlin Propaganda Site
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By    |   Tuesday, 24 October 2017 02:45 PM

An internet provider in Staten Island, New York hosted a Kremlin propaganda site that pretended to support victims of police shootings, according to a Daily Beast investigation.

The website, DoNotShoot.us, was run by a Kremlin-supported Russian troll farm, and its Internet protocol (IP) address was registered to Greenfloid LLC, a company registered to Sergey Kashyrin, a New Yorker, and two others, The Daily Beast reported.

The company owns fewer than 250 IP addresses, including other Russian propaganda sites and fake news operations.

The IP address that belonged to DoNotShoot.Us now points to a phishing operation owned by another company, Total Server Solutions LLC, the report said.

"You don't want these to trace back to Russia, so you pick a believable community close to your target. It's not necessarily that they're directed Russian agents, but they can go through Russian communities — witting or unwitting — outside of Russia," former FBI agent Clint Watts told The Daily Beast.

Kashyrin said he did not know that his company provided service to Russian trolls, instead renting them virtual servers that redirected to Russia. He said that his company has now banned proxy sites, which disassociated it from the Russian sites, but did not provide a link to the proxy ban policy, the report said.

The company is listed on the site of ITL, a Ukraine-based parent company that says Greenfloid is its North American division.

"We never support Russian propaganda, because the headquarters of our company is in Ukraine," Kashyrin said in the Daily Beast's report.

Social media companies have begun closing accounts that originate from Russia's Internet Research Agency, a troll farm, The Daily Beast reported. On Wednesday, Buzzfeed News reported that Twitter has deleted a Russian account that professed to represent the Tennessee Republican Party.

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An internet provider in Staten Island, New York hosted a Kremlin propaganda site that pretended to support victims of police shootings, according to a Daily Beast investigation.
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