The Russians released a game called “Hilltendo.” It was an anti-Hillary Clinton game released weeks before the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. CNN believes that the Russians were using the ads embedded within the game to direct anti-Hillary Clinton Russian propaganda to these targeted users in order to sway the election to Donald Trump (or something).
CNN said it was no laughing matter. “It may look silly on the surface, but a CNN investigation finds it may indicate an intent to track users and target them with ads,” the companies’ tweet said.
CNN performed an investigation and it found that it was viewed by 700,000 people, but only notched around 19,000 total people who actually played the game.
Levels in the Game:
The game released came with three levels, each with a different facet of Hillary Clinton’s campaign issues. Her email server, foreign money, and general disregard for the United States Constitution featured prominently in the game.
Level one has the player helping Hillary Clinton delete as many emails as possible before she’s caught.
Level two has the player helping Hillary Clinton to obtain as much money as possible from the middle eastern arab states.
Level three was the most challenging one yet. You the player have to help Hillary Clinton throw the Constitution as far as possible!
We predict exactly –zero people– changed their minds after playing “Hilltendo.”
However, while methodically going through the game’s “thousands of lines of code” with a fine tooth comb, the CNN’s team of investigative reporters allegedly found “mentions of ‘kek kek,’ online slang predominantly used by alt-right trolls to represent laughter.”
Watch CNN’s exposé on the game:
Russians released an anti-Clinton video game called “Hilltendo” weeks before the 2016 US presidential election. It may look silly on the surface, but a CNN investigation finds it may indicate an intent to track users and target them with ads https://t.co/e1T29n4yOz pic.twitter.com/nBw16TdNpT
— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2018
UPDATE: Sparta Report has the Hilltendo Games!
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