Russia Used Pokemon GO to Mess with US Presidential Election. Wait WHAT?

YahooRussian cyber experts used the smartphone game Pokemon Go as part of their attempts to meddle with US politics, according to an investigation by CNN. Under the banner of Don’t Shoot Us, a collective that seemed to share the aims of Black Lives Matter but which is now believed to have been run by Russians, online participants were encouraged to use the game to inflame racial tensions. Players were told to visit real-world sites where police brutality had been recorded, and give their Pokemon characters names of victims, such as Eric Garner, who died on Staten Island. The winners of the Pokemon contest would receive Amazon gift cards after sharing images on social media, the Don’t Shoot Us site said. It is believed the campaign was an attempt to encourage black activism and sow discord between Americans.

This is some next level, diabolical shit. Seriously, just when you think this guy:

is a criminal mastermind who has reached his pinnacle, he goes ahead and tops himself. Using Pokemon GO, the goddamn pocket monsters game we all played as we blindly walked into oncoming traffic to catch yet another Pikachu because he had a special new hat.

Using *that* game to “inflame racial tensions” is way beyond the usual espionage type shit. My dumb brain can’t even comprehend a plot like this. Now obviously the scheme depended on same racist assholes to do the leg work, but its crazy how an outside force can really drive a wedge between people like this.

“A source 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 Internet Research Agency – a Kremlin-linked “troll farm”. The Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts belonging to the campaign are currently suspended. The group’s YouTube channel and website were both still active as of Thursday morning.”

Little late for that now, wouldn’t ya say Zuckerberg? The next time people scream Fake News, I don’t want you to argue with them about the validity of a specific news story, I want you to point them to this. To the goddamn Russian Government using a kid’s game to plant the seed of doubt in people and draw the darkest shit out of our country in the middle of a monumentally historic period. THAT is whats nuts.

Some real deus ex machina shit from ya boy Putin. Bravo, you election meddling motherfucker.


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