It appears that right-wing news websites funded by Russia’s Internet Research Agency have been aggressively targeting Reddit’s largest pro-Trump subreddit, /r/The_Donald, for over a year.
The bulk of the investigation that was posted to /r/FuckTheAltRight focused on two suspicious domains: brutalist.press and usareally.com.
Both domains were registered in Russia, both sites contain linguistic errors common with other Russia-affiliated sites, and both heavily targeted /r/The_Donald.
Based on job listings posted online, brutalist.press appears to have been created in St. Petersburg in 2016.
And usareally.com is owned by a member of a civil society institution called the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Brutalist had a Russian IP address and was running on a server maintained by Yandex — an extremely popular Russian web services company.
It includes the same photo and its only activity appears to be sharing USA Really articles. »