CNN and other Democrat-friendly news networks are pushing another insane story about Russia.
What is it this time, you ask? More supposed hacked voting machines? A mind-control device that made John Podesta use “password” for a password?
Nope. This time it’s Pikachu. No, you read that right.
Did you know the characters from Pokemon Go are actually Russian agents?
The Crazy News Network “reports” that Pokemon Go was infested by a group of Russian political operatives who posed as Black Lives Matter activists, tagged “Don’t Shoot Us” in honor of victims of police violence.
From there, they used their…ahem…mainstream acceptance within the…Black Lives Matter?…community and…and…convinced rural Democrats from Michigan and Ohio to split their tickets and vote for Trump.
With the power of Pikachu.
More from Crazy News, er, CNN:
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.
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. The Tumblr page now posts about Palestine.
All of the aforementioned companies declined to comment on the Don’t Shoot Us campaign.
Maybe because they have better things to do, than talk to Anderson Cooper about how a Japanese cartoon character is responsible for Hillary Clinton losing? Ya think?
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