Somewhere in the expanded second printing of Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” she’ll hopefully add a few more chapters on who was to blame for her 2016 loss to Donald Trump — they’re uncovering more every day, you know.
On Thursday night, CNN revealed the existence of “Hilltendo,” a browser-based game reportedly developed and released by Russian trolls.
Russian internet trolls created an anti-Hillary Clinton video game called "Hilltendo" and tried to make it go viral in the weeks before the 2016 US presidential election https://t.co/4uA4lGQWhJ pic.twitter.com/Fpi8QEtNKb
— CNN International (@cnni) March 8, 2018
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/nuBHFgardm
— CNN (@CNN) March 9, 2018
“Hilltendo” was such a pervasive influence on the election that we’re just hearing about it now for the first time. If you did pay “Hilltendo” and believe it influenced you to vote for Trump, we’re sure there are plenty of New York Times reporters anxious to speak with you. CNN might even send an ambush camera crew to your home address.
Yep, that's what swayed the election…
— N.A. (@Crypt1cality) March 9, 2018
Yep, that’s why I didn’t vote for Hillary!!!
— Barbara Hernandez (@Hernandez234568) March 9, 2018
Yes…if not for that game I would have voted for Hillary
— Frank Carozzi (@fcarozzi) March 9, 2018
And this is news?
— Casey Smith (@smitty15155) March 9, 2018
really???? 99.8% of anyone on the planet has no idea about this game yet here you are doing a story on it
— FatherofThree (@whiter069) March 9, 2018
Wow – I was all over the web from 2015 thru the election and did not see this once. Where was it hiding? I would have played!!!!!
— APO_AE_09173 (@APO_AE_01973) March 9, 2018
What does it say about the fact that even CNN is just finding out about it? Just saying, if anyone decided to download and play that game, I think it's pretty clear who they wanted to vote for by then, not the targeted afterwards.
— True Panda (팬더) (@TruePandaGames) March 9, 2018
No wonder Hillary lost! Darn Russian video games!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 9, 2018
CNN anchors contacting their "sources" ? pic.twitter.com/kdRVflfXh4
— One Pissed off American (@QAnonsSoldier) March 9, 2018
Lol “cnn investigation”
— Bomba (@SnazzyBBQ) March 9, 2018
This is so sadly desperate. Don't you have some St. Petersburg dumpsters to go through? Some hookers jailed in Thailand to go visit? ?
— Bruh (@YodaArsonKing) March 9, 2018
I heard on the final level of Hilltendo you have to find the hidden news story of how Trump denuclearized North Korea in CNN’s basement to unlock the door to the final boss.
— The Beave (@Beaveocleave) March 9, 2018
CNN reports that pro-gun tweets are coming from Russian bots to 'sow discord' https://t.co/VwhYtTx1dv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2018