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Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:45

Russians Attempted to Use Pokémon Go to Stoke Racial Tensions

Written by  Kemberlee Kaye

Is Pikachu a commi?

Facebook, Twitter, and Google — so far these are platforms we know Russian-linked parties used in order to meddle in the 2016 election.

But those were child’s play compared to CNN’s latest scoop — not even the popular phone game Pokémon Go was spared Russia’s long reach.

CNN reports:

One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.

The campaign, titled “Don’t Shoot Us,” offers new insights into how Russian agents created a broad online ecosystem where divisive political messages were reinforced across multiple platforms, amplifying a campaign that appears to have been run from one source — the shadowy, Kremlin-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

A source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN that the Don’t Shoot Us Facebook page was one of the 470 accounts taken down after the company determined they were linked to the IRA. CNN has separately established the links between the Facebook page and the other Don’t Shoot Us accounts.

The Don’t Shoot Us campaign — the title of which may have referenced the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan that became popular in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown — used these platforms to highlight incidents of alleged police brutality, with what may have been the dual goal of galvanizing African Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view black activism as a rising threat.

Read more at LegalInsurrection
Last modified on Thursday, 12 October 2017 23:32

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