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