The Spy Who Trolled Me : Planet Money Russia spent 73 million Rubles a month to influence an American election. But what did they get for their money?
NPR logo The Spy Who Trolled Me

The Spy Who Trolled Me

Project Lakhta was the Russian campaign to spend a million dollars a month to destabilize American democracy.

But that money didn't pay for sophisticated hackers or deadly assassins. Instead, it bought Facebook ads and Twitter accounts.

Today on the show: Russia's plan to mess with our election was crude, expensive ... and surprisingly effective.

Music by Drop Electric. Find us: Twitter/ Facebook.

Subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts, PocketCasts and NPR One.

Correction March 7, 2018

In the audio, the Russian operation is mispronounced. It is Project Lakhta, not Project Latka.