The foreign Ministry responded to accusations by CNN in the «intervention» of Russia in the Affairs of USA

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry responded to accusations by CNN in the «intervention» of Russia in the Affairs of USA© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented the American media about Russian intervention in the Affairs of USA via Pokemon Go.

«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 they manage the pokemon,» wrote Zakharova in Facebook.

Earlier, CNN said that allegedly associated with Russian attempts «to influence the situation in the United States» have been made not only in social networks but also at the site of the YouTube video and the popular game Pokemon Go.

According to TV channel, we are talking about the campaign Don’t Shoot Us («don’t shoot us»), the accounts of which were registered in the social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube. It is reported that the organizers of the campaign used data platform for lighting numerous cases of police violence against African Americans.

CNN reports that all of the campaign videos on YouTube referred to the website donotshoot.us was in Illinois. In turn, links from this site led to an account in Tumblr, and that in July 2016, announced a competition for the game Pokemon Go is a popular application for mobile devices where users navigate in the real world, the «catch» of virtual creatures.

Participants were sent to the places of incidents of police violence, and also offered to call their pokemon by the names of the victims African Americans. In particular, the material, which announced the competition, introduced pokemon by the name of Eric garner — a black new Yorker who died in police custody.

Currently, the accounts of the campaign in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are frozen, and the Tumblr page in places messages about the situation in Palestine.

As evidence of the involvement of the Russian Federation to the campaign to CNN, citing a source, reported that her Facebook account was linked to the Internet Research Agency, which the channel calls «Pro-Kremlin» structure.

The investigation of alleged Russian interference in American elections, as well as alleged links with Russia’s President Donald trump, who deny in the White house and the Kremlin, is in the FBI and in Congress. Spectaculorum of inquiry was appointed the former head of the FBI Robert Mueller. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».

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