CNN Claims Russians Meddled in 2016 Election With ‘Pokémon Go’ – Gets Savaged on Twitter
The donotshoot.us website in turn links to a Tumblr account. In July 2016, this Tumblr account announced a contest encouraging readers to play Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game in which users go out into the real world and use their phones to find and “train” Pokémon characters.
Specifically, the Don’t Shoot Us contest directed readers to go to find and train Pokémon near locations where alleged incidents of police brutality had taken place. Users were instructed to give their Pokémon names corresponding with those of the victims. A post promoting the contest showed a Pokémon named “Eric Garner,” for the African-American man who died after being put in a chokehold by a New York Police Department officer.
“Exclusive: Russian-linked meddling effort extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go”
Exclusive: Russian-linked meddling effort extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go https://t.co/Tw6WATNizC pic.twitter.com/bCvVYPKIki
— CNN (@CNN) October 12, 2017
CNN got relentlessly trolled.
OMG you all have reached a new low Hehe Pokémon Go
— Hollywood Dep (@mi2guys) October 12, 2017
.@CNN has totally lost the plot now. Pokemon? Geez pic.twitter.com/CcmehsJnde
— Captain Jim #MAGA (@_____MAGA______) October 12, 2017
Please no more. I can’t stop laughing.
— ROCKET MAN (@The_dead222) October 12, 2017
ok, not even #FakeNews or #VeryFakeNews anymore. Now CNN is #MakeBelieveBullshit
— Jennifer❤️Trump (@JenniferTrump_) October 12, 2017
— Bea Samuel (@BEAYAHUS) October 12, 2017
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