Russians 'used Pokemon Go to meddle in USA politics'

Pokemon Go announced a global contest of photography and augmented reality

The YouTube account is active under the name "Don't Shoot" and has more than 100 videos related to police violence. Niantic, makers of Pokemon Go, have pointed out that the game "cannot be used to share information between users in the app so our platform was in no way being used".

Last month, Facebook said it had found thousands of ads linked to Facebook accounts that likely operated out of Russian Federation and pushed divisive social and political issues during the 2016 USA presidential election. According to CNN, the Russian accounts probably hoped to galvanize black activism-and thus possibly spark a counter-reaction against black activists. The group created a contest whereby people would name their Pokémon after a police brutality victim, such as Eric Garner, and then compete to capture gyms with this Pokémon.

"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", developer Niantic told CNN in a statement.

On the plus side, CNN couldn't find any evidence that anyone actually entered the contest, so maybe Pokemon Go players are a little smarter than the public thinks.when they're not running into traffic or crashing their cars to catch Pokemon, that is.

CNN's ' Russia-linked CAMPASLI intervention efforts were used as a weapon of Pokemon GO ' published article titled. You can check it out here.

A report from CNN revealed that Russian Federation is working with a team called, Internet Research Agency.

CNN reports that it investigated a Russia-linked account which shows that Moscow's election meddling stretched beyond social media. Representatives from Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter have reportedly agreed to testify at a hearing of the Senate and House Intelligence Committee on November 1, according to CNN.

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