December 13, 2016
In the wake of CIA claims about Russian involvement in the US presidential campaign, netizens are using #RussianHack to shift blame for everyday shortcomings, with Vladimir Putin now the fall guy for everything from speeding tickets to ruining Christmas.
Taking jibes at the CIA’s allegations that Russia was behind the hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, John Podesta, the internet took no prisoners over the unproven claims.
“It’s not my fault officer. The Russians hacked my speedometer,” one meme reads, along with an image of a woman being ticketed by a police officer. It seems all but Harambe’s death has been blamed on Russia… but surely that’s only a matter of time.