MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said approval of CNN associated with the attempt associated with Russian agencies to use popular mobile games with the aim of fomenting hatred among people in the US.
“Based on the logic of CNN, African Americans define their civil position, playing pokemon. That’s so poorly channel explain the emergence of racial issues in modern America. Again, blame the Russians … And manage pokémon” – wrote the diplomat on his page in the network Facebook.
Earlier, CNN said that Russia-related structures have attempted to use the popular mobile games with the aim of fomenting hatred among people in the US.
According to the channel, we are talking about running earlier in social networks campaign called Don’t Shoot Us, aimed at attracting attention of the American public to cases of police brutality in the USA against blacks. As noted by CNN, this campaign looked like it was organized by activists of the movement for the rights of African Americans Black Lives Matter. However, according to the TV channel, for its creation was the Russian company “the Agency for Internet research,” also appeared earlier in mass media, how a “Troll factory”.
According to CNN, all related to the campaign, Don’t Shoot Us accounts in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to date is blocked, but the YouTube channel still exists. In this video posted 200 or more records, news reports, Amateur footage and other video showing incidents of brutality by law enforcement. The material of the channel States that the creators Don’t Shoot Us could pursue two goals: to encourage African Americans to protest against police lawlessness and at the same time to convince the rest of US citizens that Black Lives Matter activists pose a growing threat.
“Russian trace” in the social networks
In September, Alex Stamos, in charge of security at Facebook, made a statement that during last year’s American elections, a certain organization in Russia has spent $100 million to spread in social networks advertising messages of a political nature by creating false accounts and pages. According to him, according to the company analysis during the period from June 2015 to may 2017, said the accounts were linked to each other and they probably ruled from Russia.
Subsequently, Facebook delivered about 3 thousand samples of these ads in the U.S. Congress, conduct of the proceedings concerning the attributed Moscow’s attempts to influence last year’s elections.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has no relation to the placement of political advertising on the social network and does not know who is behind these orders.