Russian cyber experts created a Pokemon Go game as part of their attempts to meddle with the USA election, according to an investigation by CNN.
The CNN story came after the New York Times reported earlier this month that Kremlin-linked cyber workers promoted content on Facebook that appeared to be of American origin, but was created to sow division on political issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement. The Facebook page was one of 470 pages that were removed after the company determined that it was linked to Russian groups attempting to interfere in United States politics. The contest invited people to visit sites of police shootings, train the digital Pokémon creatures at those spots, and name their pet creatures in the augmented world after real-world victims of police. The Instagram and Twitter account of the campaign have also been suspended, but the group's YouTube channel and website remain active. "Eric Garner" - who died after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer - was the example given in a post promoting the contest. The post promoted a contest, which promised Amazon gift cards to the winners, according to the report.
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CNN said it had no evidence of anyone actually claiming the prize.
"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", Niantic told CNN.
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Pokémon GO, the popular augmented reality mobile game, recently announced a contest that requires participants to take pictures using the game's augmented reality filter.
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