Russians ‘used Pokemon Go to sow division’ in run-up to US presidential election

A Russian-linked account reportedly used the popular video game Pokemon Go to draw attention to alleged police brutality in the United States. A report by CNN adds another detail to the emerging portrait of Russian efforts to shape public opinion and foment discord in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. After American intelligence agencies concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had launched a wide-ranging … Continue reading Russians ‘used Pokemon Go to sow division’ in run-up to US presidential election

Presidential office reveals Samsung succession reports

The previous administration appears to have looked closely into the Samsung Group’s succession, and may have taken steps to help Lee Jay-yong’s gain control of the group, documents revealed by Cheong Wa Dae showed Friday.  According to Cheong Wa Dae, about 300 documents were found in an unused cabinet in the office used by President Moon Jae-in’s civil affairs aides, and that the documents contain … Continue reading Presidential office reveals Samsung succession reports

Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg’s on tour

This morning, Hubbard wrote a series of tweets about why Zuckerberg’s recent activities aren’t about running in the next election, but about understanding how his company influenced the last one. “Zuck woke up on Nov 9th acutely aware that FB had facilitated a new shift he didn’t foresee or understand; that’s terrifying to a founder,” said Hubbard in one of the tweets. 1/Zuck isn’t running … Continue reading Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg’s on tour

In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

It’s hard to keep up with all the back-and-forth, but after Trump unexpectedly fired Comey in early May, he then tweeted that Comey had “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” In his early June testimony, Comey essentially said he’d welcome the existence of those tapes, indicating that they’d exonerate him and show that he’s … Continue reading In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

South Korean presidential front-runner taps StarCraft lovers with two new maps

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in’s marketing campaign staff produced two customized-designed maps to celebrate StarCraft: Brood War’s transition to free of charge-to-participate in on Wednesday. The two maps, downloadable .scm (StarCraft Map) structure, are true documents that can be played by way of Brood War’s sport client. Both of those function Moon’s social gathering amount — 1 (in South Korea, candidates are assigned numbers, … Continue reading South Korean presidential front-runner taps StarCraft lovers with two new maps