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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:12 PM

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

Source: CNN Money



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.



Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/12/media/dont-shoot-us-russia-pokemon-go/index.html

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DonViejo Thursday OP
BigmanPigman Thursday #1
C Moon Thursday #4
pnwmom Thursday #2
Lokilooney Thursday #3
IthinkThereforeIAM Thursday #5
Sunlei Thursday #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:20 PM

1. And they are still doing it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:11 PM

4. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:33 PM

2. They used the whole Internet. People who think boycotting FB will solve the problem

are fooling themselves.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:48 PM

3. I should have known when I ran into this guy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:58 PM

5. Thank the clowns and...


... Captain Spaulding for saving us!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:53 PM

6. a while ago I read how Bannon game gold-seller business could call usa local dial-up ISP accounts &

then "work" online through dial-up server access- as just another American account. Some larger games have Russian servers, Chinese servers, Sony, SOE, Blizzard, World of Warcraft.They all connect to Facebook, social medias, browsers open ingame, there're even voice chats features. Internet exploits are old school- FBI should work with those old game developers- those gold mining businesses cost Sony & Blizzard a lot of money loss.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:06 PM

7. I received an email from the domain www.pokemongo-download.org ...

Apparently, the police are letting me know I have some problems. I wonder what.

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