It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Syndie operates like blogs, newsgroups, and forums. Then click “Create posts,” now see “Anyone can reply to an authorized post” is checked? If you want to make your forum as “forum,” then simply check “Anyone can post” in “Create posts.”
Professional marketing agencies, with offices in several different countries, offer these services often under the guise of "reputation management." They don’t specifically talk about manipulating conversations online, instead using coded, dog whistle language like “targeted techniques” and “competitor slander.”