A new investigative report by The New York Times claims that the Russian troll farm used to undermine the 2016 U.S. presidential election also employed gnomes, goblins, fairies, pixies and elves.
The fairy tale beings, known for their supernatural powers and extraordinary magical abilities, infiltrated the Internet and cast spells on people who viewed Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. As a result, they were able to sabotage the campaign of Hillary Clinton and tilt the election toward the candidacy of Donald Trump.
“No one has access to folktale entities or exploits them more effectively than the Russians,” said Professor Leonard Smalanov, an expert on supernatural entities who was born in Belarus and now lives in London. “It isn’t just the troll farms either. The Kremlin has sophisticated pixie plantations and gnome sweatshops also working full-time on disrupting the American democratic process.”
Dr. Smalanov said that teams of trolls, fairies, sprites, pucks and elves worked primarily under the direction of Prigozhin, a 1250-year-old troll who has won the trust of Russian President Vladimir Putin and runs his operation out of the root base of an enormous oak tree in the forests north of St. Petersburg.
“Without Prigozhin working his magic,” says Dr. Smalanov, “Putin’s troll farms and pixie plantations would never have been able to influence the American election process the way they did. Prigozhin is the key — he’s not afraid to do Putin’s dirty work or recruit others in the magical realms to help him.”
Smalanov added that while it is unusual for supernatural entities to sell their services to individual countries or their leaders, it is not unheard of. Many believed that Chairman Mao of China had a powerful goblin under his employ and Queen Victoria of England often spoke of “Lawrence the Leprechaun,” who she credited with securing treasures from the far reaches of the British Empire.
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