CNN Claims Russian Anti-Hillary Video Game Influenced Election, Prompting Mockery | Breitbart

Source: CNN Claims Russian Anti-Hillary Video Game Influenced Election, Prompting Mockery | Breitbart

CNN has claimed that a Russian anti-Hillary Clinton video game titled Hilltendo, played only 19,000 times, influenced the 2016 presidential election, prompting mockery of the news outlet online.

Dedicating over 1,600 words to the cartoon flash game Hilltendo, which lets you play as Clinton riding a bomb while she destroys emails, CNN claimed the game was part of a Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election, prompting mockery from Russian news outlets and Twitter users alike.

“It’s one of the strangest ways yet discovered that Russians tried to influence the American election. But it’s indicative of just how creative Russian internet trolls were willing to be,” claimed CNN in their article. “On the surface, it looks like a silly, Flash-based game of the sort that populated the internet for years. Yet Hilltendo appears to be more sophisticated than that.”

CNN argued that the basic flash game was “sophisticated,” because those who played the game could later be targeted with related anti-Clinton advertisements online.

“Jonathon Morgan, whose company New Knowledge tracks the spread of misinformation online, said the game is an example of how sophisticated and expansive Russian propaganda is and why it’s difficult for any one social media platform to solve the problem,” they declared, before detailing what happens in the flash game. (more)

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