Charles Maynes

Charles Maynes

Charles is a reporter and producer based in Moscow.

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A guide to Russian ‘demotivator’ memes

Long before Russia ever launched social media campaigns in the US, Kremlin-backed trolling was alive and well at home. In this online underworld of paid seeders, twitterati and trolls, “demotivators” — Russian internet picture memes — play a special bottom-feeder role.