Structure of the Internet Research Agency ................ . ........................................
The IRA Targets US.
The IRA Ramps Up U.S. Operations As Early As 2014 .......... . ........ . .............. 19 2 US.
Operations Through IRA-Controlled Social Media Accounts .. ......... . ......... 22 3. US.
Trump Campaign Promotion of IRA Political Materials.............. ................... 33 b.
Department of Justice EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO VOLUME I RUSSIAN SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN The Internet
Research Agency (IRA) carried out the earliest Russian interference operations identiﬁed by the investigation-ma
The IRA was based in St.
to have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin Harm to Ongoing Matter In mid-2014, the IRA
States on an intelli mission with instructions Harm to Ongomg Matter _ence- ; atherin ; The IRA
MEASURES” SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN The ﬁrst form of Russian election inﬂuence came principally from the Internet
Research Agency, LLC (IRA), a Russian organization funded by Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin and companies
including Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering (collectively “Concord”).2 The IRA
Internet Research Agency, at at, 1:18-cr-32 (D.D.C.
Feb. 16, 2018), Doc. 1 (“Internet Research Agency Indictment”). 5 Internet Research A enc Indictment
IRA-controlled Twitter accounts separately had tens of thousands of followers, including multiple US.
political ﬁgures who retweeted IRA-created content.
Facebook estimated the IRA reached as many as 126 million persons through its Facebook accounts.6 In
January 2018, Twitter announced that it had identiﬁed 3,814 IRA-controlled Twitter accounts and notiﬁed
Structure of the Internet Research Agency Harm to Ongoing Matter 8 Harm to Ongoing Matter Harm to Ongoing
Momey—Werk—P-redueﬂ/H: IRA emlo ees were aware that Priozhin was involved in the IRA’S U.S. o-erations
, Harm to Ongoing Matter Harm to Ongoing Matter ' In May 2016, IRA employees, claiming to
The IRA Targets US. Elections 1. The IRA Ramps Up U.S.
2" Investigative Technique See SM-2230634, serials 131 & 204. 30 See SM—2230634, serial 156. 31 Internet
Research Agency Indictment ‘H 12 b; see also 5/26/16 Facebook Messages, ID 1479936895656747 (United
Head of US. department of the Internet Research Agency, which engaged in an “active measures” social
Founder of WikiLeaks, which in 2016 posted on the internet documents stolen from entities and individuals
Internet Research Agency employee who worked, on “active measures” social media campaign to interfere
CNI DCCC DNC FBI FSB GEC GRU HPSCI HRC IRA LCILP NATO NES NSA ODNI PTT RDIF RIAC SBOE SCO SJ C SSCI TAG
Staff US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hillary Rodham Clinton Internet
Research Agency London Centre of International Law Practice North Atlantic Treaty Organization New
Economic School National Security Agency Office of the Director of National Intelligence Presidential
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