CNN raconte que les russes utilisaient Pokemon pour inciter les tensions raciales

Pokemon Go Russie

Un nouveau rapport de CNN affirme qu'une soi-disant organisation russophone connue sous le nom d'Internet Research Agency est censée être liée à Pokemon Go, et que le jeu a été utilisé pour inciter les tensions raciales en prétendant être affilié à Black Lives Matter.

Le rapport a été publié le Octobre 12th, 2017 et n'a aucune preuve pour soutenir les revendications.

CNN allègue que les Russes ont essayé d'utiliser Pokemon Go to get people involved with a “Don’t Shoot Us” contest linked to Black Lives Matter, writing…

“Specifically, the Don’t Shoot Us contest directed readers to go to find and train Pokémon near locations where alleged incidents of police brutality had taken place. Users were instructed to give their Pokémon names corresponding with those of the victims. A post promoting the contest showed a Pokémon named “Eric Garner,” for the African-American man who died after being put in a chokehold by a New York Police Department officer.”

Le lien entre DoNotShoot.Us et Pokemon Go sont absurdement ténues étant donné que le prétendu concours a été affiché sur la page Tumblr DoNotShoot.Us.

CNN making this discovery revealed that they may have been the only ones to have discovered the page, as they could find no evidence that anyone had even participated in the contest, writing…

“CNN has not found any evidence that any Pokémon Go users attempted to enter the contest, or whether any of the Amazon Gift Cards that were promised were ever awarded — or, indeed, whether the people who designed the contest ever had any intention of awarding the prizes. “

Des questions devraient être soulevées si CNN a créé la page elle-même et l'a "découverte" simplement pour en faire un rapport. Jusqu'à présent, il n'y a aucune preuve que ce soit en fait les Russes qui ont fait la page ou toute preuve qui démystifie qu'il s'agit peut-être d'un faux drapeau créé par les médias.

Regardless of what CNN is reporting or what they may be implicating regarding Russians, Niantic Labs — the creators of Pokemon Go — issued the media outlet a statement, making it known that they had no affiliation or knowledge about this particular contest, saying…

“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,”

 

“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. Niantic will consider our response as we learn more.”

Given the lack of evidence surrounding any ties to Russians, and the fact that CNN was unable to get verification from Tumblr about who actually operates the page, it’s safe to say that the news regarding Russians having ties to Pokemon Go devrait être complètement ignoré jusqu'à ce que des rapports plus fiables avec des preuves irréfutables soient présentés.

Gardez à l'esprit que c'est aussi une histoire d'une organisation de nouvelles où l'un de leurs propres experts a affirmé que l'histoire de la Russie était un “nothing burger”, et un de leurs propres producteurs a admis qu'il y avait pas de preuves solides soutenir le récit russe.

(Main image courtesy of Jason O. Gilbert)