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By scouring data released last year by Twitter pertaining to 3,836 accounts traced to the Internet Research Agency, or IRA, Symantec assessed that at least one may have generated a "substantial income" through, a link shortening service that claims users can earn upwards of $14 for linking to an ad clicked 1,000 times.

Russian troll accounts monetized Twitter activity during 2016 campaign: Study →

Twitter previously found that the Internet Research Agency ran thousands of accounts on its platform prior to being detected last year, and in February the company said it had started notifying roughly 1.4 million users who had engaged with content shared by the Russian trolls during the 2016 race.

Twitter releases millions of tweets from foreign influence campaigns linked to Russia and Iran →

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