Friday, March 09, 2018

Russians Created Anti-Hillary Game to Track Users

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. 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. In fact, it may indicate an intent to zero in on the people who played the game, track their behavior on social media, and hit them later with micro-targeted advertisements, according to several website programmers and cybersecurity experts who viewed the code at CNN's request.


That explains how half the trump-humping fascists on this site became such blind supporters of the kremlin.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-08 07:33 PM

So is the US government.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-09 10:42 AM

You see that everyone?

Sniper just conflated America with a dictatorship.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-09 04:57 PM

Wait, you mean that people who disliked Hillary, and were never going to vote for her, played an anti-Hillary flash game, and then received targeted anti-Hillary facebook ads?

I'm starting to see a pattern.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-09 10:21 PM

I came here to read the weak attempts to discredit every little piece of this mountain of evidence. I wasn't disappointed.

It's like 10,000 small things point toward one conclusion and some folks just refuse to admit it because it would shake their world view of hippie vlad loving on the world if it weren't for naughty dems forcing him to commit crimes against humanity.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-09 11:43 PM

So SS, is it your contention that advertising doesn't work? There's a multibillion-dollar industry that says otherwise.

#6 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-10 06:02 AM

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