While his work entailed shaping a pro-Russia narrative around the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Bespalov said others were focused on America.
American intelligence officials believe the Internet Research Agency is financed by an ally of President Vladimir Putin with ties to Russian intelligence, suggesting it was a weapon in the cyber-arsenal Russia used to try and disrupt the 2016 election.
The current study sought to explore and extend the personality profile of Internet trolls.
Yet, Hammer’s point about Woods being hypocritical was echoed by actress Amber Tamblyn, who recalled a rather unsavory experience with the older actor. And, because we were all holding our breath, Woods did reiterate that he likes Armie Hammer’s acting: Somebody told me the libs are yelping.
“James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once,” Tamblyn tweeted.
Lower levels of affective empathy predicted perpetration of trolling, and trait psychopathy moderated the association between cognitive empathy and trolling.
Results indicate that when high on trait psychopathy, trolls employ an empathic strategy of predicting and recognising the emotional suffering of their victims, while abstaining from the experience of these negative emotions.
Twitter released a list of more than 2,700 accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, part of a Russian campaign that the company said enlisted more than 36,000 accounts.