Unleash your creativity to enter Niantic's Pokémon Go AR photo contest

One of the prizes

One of the prizes

According to the CNN report, the "Don't Shoot Us" campaign announced a contest on its Tumblr page in July 2016 for Pokemon Go players. "It is important to note that Pokémon GO, as a platform, was not and can not be used to share information between users in the app, so our platform was in no way being used". It encouraged users to find Pokemon in places where police brutality had happened and then to rename their Pokemon after the victims.

Use the AR camera feature in the Pokémon GO application to snap a photo of a Pokémon while you're using the app.

A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don't Shoot Us apparently had the "dual goal of galvanizing African Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view black activism as a rising threat", CNN reports. (As CNN notes, the name plays on "hands up, don't shoot", one of the movement's slogans.) Do Not Shoot Us included a website, donotshoot.us, along with related pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. The post said that the winners of the contest would receive Amazon gift cards. But one surprise tool was Pokemon Go.

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It isn't clear if anyone actually entered the contest, or if any of the promised prizes were awarded, according to CNN.

If you want to know more about the Don't Shoot Us troll campaign, be sure to read the entire piece over on CNN.

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