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Political Spam for Hire

An activist in Young Guard, the youth branch of the ruling United Russia party, launched a website where other activists can reportedly earn 10,000 to 15,000 rubles a month by posting political spam on social networks, a news report said Thursday.

The website, Ka-2.ru, operates by having people connect their own social networking pages to the main page and then tasking them with certain topics to promote on their personal pages, Lenta.ru reported.

The site is already up and running, and activists were hyping several hashtags on Twitter recently, including #ItogiMarshaPedofilov (#ResultsofMarchofPedophiles), referring to Sunday's opposition march opposing a ban on adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families.

(MT)

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