Russia tried to use the games to build up the tension in U.S. – media

Russia tried to use the games to build up the tension in U.S. – media

Americans called for catching pokemon in places where recorded cases of police brutality


American TV channel CNN stated that the organizers “associated with Russia” campaign in social networks under the name Do not Shoot Us tried to “sow discord among the Americans, using racial tension” with the game Pokemon Go.

It is reported gazety.

According to the channel, the campaign name may be a reference to the slogan “Hands up, don’t shoot,” which became popular after the murder of African-American Michael brown in Ferguson.

According to the channel, to promote the campaign used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and playing Pokemon Go.

It is reported that the organizers of the campaign with a contest urged users to look for pokemon and to train them near places where there were cases of cruelty by the police.

Additionally, users are encouraged to assign their pokemon names that match the names of the dead at the hands of police. For example, the “Eric garner” — the African American who died after a police officer in new York arrested him.

According to the channel, the winners of the contest promised to award gift cards Amazon.

“From the images provided to us by CNN, it is clear that these assets were assigned and used for promotional purposes by third parties without our permission”, — reported in Niantic, which is the developer of the game Pokemon Go.

Recall that Facebook has detected activity of Russia created fake accounts to spread in a social network of political advertising during the last US presidential election and gave all the information to the FBI.

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