CNN says that Russia is trying to sow discord among Americans through social media, YouTube, as well as an augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Relevant material published on the website of the TV channel.
Explained that during the campaign, black people Black Lives Matter with the slogan “don’t shoot us,” the organizers of the protests used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr for the withdrawal of people into the streets.
YouTube reporters found the channel Do Not Shoot, on which the inhabitants documented cases of police brutality. This channel leads to a site donotshoot.us registered with the Illinois human Clerk York (Clerk York).
Journalists have not been able to find this person, but found that the website, in turn, references a Tumblr account, which in July 2016 was announced a competition, challenging to play Pokémon Go. The participants were asked to search for pokemon near the areas where previously recorded cases of abuse of police powers.
These accounts, according to CNN, are connected with a certain Russian Internet Research Agency (the”Agency Internet research”), which allegedly is the Pro-Kremlin organization.
6 September blog Facebook was posted the head of the security service of the company, Alex Stamos. It was alleged that during the period from June 2015 to may 2017 470 fake accounts bought seats for about three thousand advertising messages, spending about 100 thousand dollars. The social network I believe that they were all linked and operated from Russia.
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. American journalists and officials claimed that “Russian hackers” allegedly kidnapped the correspondence of the Democrats and published in the Internet and tried to get into the electronic vote counting system. Moscow denies such accusations, including at the highest level.