Russia tried to interfere in American politics with the games Pokemon Go – CNN

Russia-related company was trying «to sow discord among Americans» through social networks and game Pokemon Go. This is with reference to your own investigation according to CNN.

The aim of the campaign called Don’t Shoot Us («don’t shoot us») was to sow racial hatred. Ruled campaign, according to preliminary data, associated with the Kremlin «Troll farm», known as «online research».

In July 2016 the service account microblogging Tumblr associated with the campaign Don’t Shoot Us, has announced a contest that encourages readers to play Pokémon Go. Players are asked to search for pokemon near the places where there were alleged cases of police brutality related to racism.

Users were instructed to give the pokemon names to match the names of the victims. In particular, one of the pokemon is called the «Eric garner» on behalf of African-Americans smothered in 2014, a police officer in new York.

The winners of the game promised a gift card by American company Amazon. CNN found no evidence that the promise was fulfilled.

It is known that the attackers used the products and symbols Pokemon Go without informing the owners of the game.

Pokemon Go online game with augmented reality for smartphones based on iOS and Android. It first became available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand on 6 July. In the first few days of its existence, the game has caught up with popular social network Twitter and Facebook.

The aim of the game is to «collect» pokemon in the real world. When the player launches the application, he sees on the screen an interactive map of the city. Pokemon are small monsters with supernatural powers. There are several hundred species of pokémon.

In some countries authorities restrict access to the game. So, in Iran, completely blocked Pokemon Go in the state of new York (USA) catch pokemon banned rapists, and in Israel – the military.




Russia tried to interfere in American politics with the games Pokemon Go – CNN 13.10.2017

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