Evidence Points to Russian Meddling in Pokemon Go

IGN All Seth G. Macy

New evidence points to Russian interference in Pokemon Go, among other popular online services.

A report from CNN claims Russian political meddling used YouTube, Tumblr, and Pokemon Go to "sow discord among Americans."

It's not quite as cut and dry as planting a hard to find Pokemon somewhere and hoping to gain intelligence information from a hapless NSA Pokemon Go addict. In fact, the meddling was more of a bait and switch as far as Pokemon Go is concerned.

According to the report, Pokemon Go wasn't directly changed, but rather "game assets were appropriated and misused in promotions by third parties," according to a statement in the report from Pokemon Go creators Niantic.

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