With the recent so-called ‘reporting’ from liberal propaganda outlet CNN that claims Russia used the popular mobile app game ‘Pokemon Go’ to ‘hack’ the U.S. election last year.
Here are a view excerpts from their article
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 Pokemon Go.
One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokemon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.
The donotshootus.us website in turn links to a Tumblr account. In July 2016, this Tumblr account announced a contest encouraging readers to play Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game in which users go out into the real world and use their phones to find and “train” Pokemon characters.
Specifically, the Don’t Shoot Us contest directed readers to go find and train Pokemon near locations where alleged incidents of police brutality had taken place. Users were instructed to give their Pokemon names corresponding with those of the victims. A post promoting the contest showed a Pokemon named “Eric Garner,” for the African-American man who died after being put in a chokehold by a New York Police Department Officer.
Winners of the contest would receive Amazon gift cards, the announcement stated.
It’s unclear what the people behind the contest hoped to accomplish, though it may have been to remind people living near places where these incidents had taken place what had happened and to upset or anger them.
The article goes on to say CNN has not found any evidence that Pokemon Go users attempted to enter the contest, or whether any of the Amazon Gift cards that were promised were ever awarded, or indeed, whether the people who designed the contest ever had any intention of awarding the prizes.
“It’s clear from the images shared with us by CNN that our game assets were appropriated and misused in promotions by third parties without our permission,” Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, said in a statement provided to CNN.
“It is important to note that Pokémon GO, as a platform, was not and cannot be used to share information between users in the app so our platform was in no way being used. This ‘contest’ required people to take screen shots from their phone and share over other social networks, not within our game. Niantic will consider our response as we learn more.”
In June 2016, someone using the Gmail address that had been posted as part of the Pokémon Go contest promotion reached out to Brandon Weigel, an editor at Baltimore City Paper, to promote a protest at a courthouse where one of the officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray was due to appear.
The IPF contributor confirmed to CNN that the interview occurred through email and that she never spoke to “Reed” on the phone. The email address that “Reed” used for the interview was the same one that reached out to Weigel in Baltimore and that was included in the promotion for the Pokémon Go contest.
“Reed” sent the answers to IPF’s questions in a four-page Microsoft Word document. The document, which outlined what “Reed” described as problems with the American justice system and police brutality, was written entirely in English.
However, when CNN examined the document metadata, “Название,” the Russian word for “name,” was part of the document properties.
Two cybersecurity experts who reviewed the document’s metadata told CNN that it was likely created on a computer or a program running Russian as its primary language.
To date, Facebook has said that it identified 470 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, while Twitter has identified 201 accounts. Google has not released its findings, though CNN has confirmed that the company has identified tens of thousands of dollars spent on ad buys by Russian accounts.
Facebook and Twitter have submitted detailed records of their findings to both Congress and the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
On Friday, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, made her displeasure with this story clear in a Facebook post written in Russian, calling CNN a “talentless television channel” and saying,”Again the Russians are to blame… and the Pokémons they control.”
This story seems to be more of a tabloid-like story, which doesn’t surprise me at all coming from the likes off CNN. In fact I think this story is hilarious for one reason only during the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton made a Pokemon Go joke trying to attract young millennial voters who were entrenched and addicted to the Pokemon Go game during the election, she joked about Pokemon going to the polls by saying this at one of her rallies “because we are gonna have lots of jobs, jobs from building infrastructure to coding; creating new apps. I don’t who created Pokemon Go, but I’m trying to figure out how we get them to have Pokemon go to the Polls.”.
For liberals here is a video from CNN of that exact rally:
And for the record liberals, if Russia actually did use the Pokemon Go game to ‘hack’ the election then doesn’t that make Hillary a ‘Russian plant’ as well, because she wanted them to ‘create Pokemon Go To The Polls’.
I think it is really hilarious that liberals are grasping at every little straw to prove Russia ‘hacked’ our elections, even to the point of involving a mobile app game, which their own candidate made a joke about ‘getting Pokemon to go to the polls.”
This proves my point that liberals are living in a fantasy world that they are ignorant of facts that contradict this new ‘reporting’ from CNN. Because if Russia did use the Pokemon Go game to ‘hack’ the election like CNN claims, then that actually makes Hillary Clinton herself a ‘Russian plant’.