> Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

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#1 2017-10-12 20:36:24

Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

by Donie O'Sullivan and Dylan Byers @CNNMoney

October 12, 2017: 3:00 PM ET

Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.

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.



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#2 2017-10-12 20:38:13

Re: Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

And they are still doing it to they used the whole Internet people who think boycotting FB will solve the problem are fooling themselves.

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#3 2017-10-12 21:21:08

Re: Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

CNN

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#4 2017-10-12 21:21:32

Re: Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

wrote:

And they are still doing it to they used the whole Internet people who think boycotting FB will solve the problem are fooling themselves.

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#5 2017-10-12 23:22:14

Re: Baggers: Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

You forgot the part where Trump was behind any of this.

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