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

Hillary Clinton: The Russians, Facebook and Fake News Made Me Lose

Looking back on her failed presidential election campaign, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she takes responsibility for every political decision she made, but “that’s not why I lost.” In addition to press attention focused on her use of a personal email server—which Clinton called a “nothing-burger” that the New York Times “covered like it was Pearl Harbor”—the former Secretary of State said … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: The Russians, Facebook and Fake News Made Me Lose