Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort | CNN


"Russian efforts to meddle in U.S. politics didn't end at Facebook and Twitter. The tentacles of one campaign extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go."

In a statement to CNN Money, Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, said "It is important to note that Pokémon GO, as a platform, was not and cannot be used to share information between users in the app so our platform was in no way being used. This 'contest' required people to take screen shots from their phone and share over other social networks, not within our game."


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