• Russian trolls used Pokemon GO to incite violence in the USA

    11 days ago - By SlashGear

    Russian government-linked internet troll accounts aimed to use Pokemon GO to stir several political bees nests over the past year. Using the then mega-popular game to lure users to participate, Russian-linked operatives attempted to draw foot traffic to physical locations where events involving police brutality had occurred. Operatives promised that once Pokemon gamers had arrived at these locations, they were...
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  • Pokemon Go reportedly used for Russian meddling, too - CNET

    Pokemon Go reportedly used for Russian meddling, too - CNET

    11 days ago - By CNET

    The effort apparently shows how broad Russian interference in the 2016 US election may have been.
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  • Russia reportedly used Pokémon Go in an effort to inflame racial tensions

    Russia reportedly used Pokémon Go in an effort to inflame racial tensions

    11 days ago - By The Verge

    Russia's far-ranging campaign to promote dissension in the United States reportedly included an effort to weaponize Pokémon Go. CNN reported today that in July 2016, a Tumblr page linked to Russia's now-notorious Internet Research Agency promoted a contest encouraging people sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement to play the game near famous sites of police brutality. Players were told to change their characters' names to the victims of those incidents - an apparent effort to inflame racial tensions.
    The Tumblr page was linked to Do Not Shoot Us, a multi-platform campaign designed...
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  • CNN: ‘Pokemon Go' was used by Russian trolls to sow discord on social media

    CNN: ‘Pokemon Go' was used by Russian trolls to sow discord on social media

    11 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    If there is an end to the rabbit hole that is Russia's attempts to meddle in the US presidential election, we still haven't reached it. On Thursday, CNN reported that a Russian-operated campaign posing as a Black Lives Matter group used Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and even Pokemon Go in order to provoke Americans and exploit racial tensions.
    The name of the campaign is "Don't Shoot Us," likely a reference to the "hands up, don't shoot" slogan that became a rallying cry of sorts after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. According to CNN's source, the Don't Shoot Us page was one of...
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