Russians Reportedly Used Pokemon Go To Stir Controversy In The US

Remember Pokemon Go? The augmented reality game that everyone was really into during the summer of 2016? Well, according to CNN a Russian-linked campaign may have used Pokemon Go, and the Black Lives Matter movement, to influence last year’s election. 

Here’s how it worked. The Facebook page “Don’t Shoot Us,” which has since been linked to a Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency, asked players to go near locations of police shootings and name their Pokemon after the victim and then place that Pokemon in a Pokemon gym for everyone to see. Players who did this would then be entered in a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. (There is no evidence of anyone winning this contest.)

As of now, it appears that the idea was that everyone seeing these names would cause conflict between those who took the side of the police and those who took the side of the deceased. 

In addition to the Pokemon Go campaign, the Facebook page also shared videos of police shootings and linked back to a website called donotshoot.us. The website was registered to “Clerk York” in Illinois. However, there is no public evidence of a Clerk York living in Illinois when the website was registered in March 2016. Additionally, the address used on the registration is for a shopping mall.

The “Don’t Shoot Us” page is one of 470 pages that Facebook has suspended for being linked the Internet Research Agency. That being said, it’s hard, if not impossible, to know how effective this Pokemon Go campaign was. One tweet in particular seems to sum up people’s feelings on this. 

Other people think the whole thing is a joke and they are making memes accordingly. 

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People Used This Clever Code Word To Order Marijuana At Burger King

I love marijuana. I’m not going to lie about it. One of my favorite things in the world at the end of a productive month where I felt like I got a lot accomplished is taking an evening to myself after working out extra hard that day, queuing up two movies I’ve really wanted to see, getting a bunch of munchies together, toking up, and just eating and watching TV.

Now I have a decent amount of self-control most times, but when I’m high, it’s like a foodapocalypse. I will eat anything and everything in sight. It’s probably the number one reason why I blaze so infrequently.

But when I do, the food I get is extra junky, there’s something about fast food and pot that go so well together.

Something these Burger King employees knew all too well and used their fast food jobs as the perfect cover up for selling weed.

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Seacoast Online reported that two workers at the Epping Burger King, Meagan Dearborn and Garrett Norris would distribute marijuana through the drive-through. People would drive up and ask if “Nasty Boy” was working, which was Garrett’s awesome nickname.

If “Nasty Boy” was indeed, working, people would place an order for “extra crispy” french fries and get a separate coffee cup with weed in it with their order.


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Norris was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. Assistant shift manager Dearborn was also arrested after being charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and illegal possession of alcohol (she’s 19).

They were both released on $ 2,500 bail and have arraignments scheduled on February 22nd.


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Hopefully they get a cool ass judge who recognized clever business tactics when he sees them. Oh, and it’s not like they were selling heroin, it’s not like anyone’s ever overdosed on pot. Besides, how else are you going to enjoy BK’s gross food? (h/t seacoast online)

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