What Rubbish: CNN Claims Russians Meddled in 2016 Election With ‘Pokémon Go’
You just can’t make this stuff up.
CNN broke an ‘exclusive’ story on Thursday in their desperate attempt to publish anything with the word ‘Russians’ in the title. CNN is now claiming the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election through Pokemon Go.
How did we go from Trump colluded with the Kremlin to Pokemon ads?
In this bombshell report, CNN claims:
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”
— 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
— Captain Jim #MAGA (@_____MAGA______) October 12, 2017
Please no more. I can’t stop laughing.
— ROCKET MAN (@The_dead222) October 12, 2017
— Jennifer❤️Trump (@JenniferTrump_) October 12, 2017
— Bea Samuel (@BEAYAHUS) October 12, 2017
You have got to be F-ing kidding me??!! This is getting ridiculously stupid!! Pokémon Go is now involved in the Russia meddling??
— Lisa P. (@MykidsMylife72) October 12, 2017
— Starman (@Starman_63) October 12, 2017
— Adorable Deplorable (@OliMauritania) October 12, 2017
When you go from Trump colluded with the Kremlin to Pokemon😂 https://t.co/qZtkXssPNg
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) October 12, 2017