Pokémon GO remains one of the most popular games on the App Store.
The campaign is said to be tied to agents in Russian Federation, and reportedly used services like Facebook and Twitter to exploit racial tensions in the US. The contest encouraged them to visit locations where alleged cases of police brutality took place.
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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.
Don't Shoot Us instructed followers to name Pokémon after a victim of police brutality - the example used Eric Garner - then share screenshots of it near the "crime scene", the news outlet reports. We're asking, because Niantic is holding an in-app augmented reality photography contest for all players where Pokémon Go has been officially released. "This "contest" required people to take screen shots from their phone and share over other social networks, not within our game".
Virtually everything the Don't Shoot Us social media accounts (which were active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere) published or shared was meant to stir up trouble or cause division by taking advantage of activists who had grievances with the justice system in the United States.