Cops and corgis: New Russian social media bot puts riot police where you least expect them
FreeOmon is a bot account based in the social network Telegram. Its sole function is to add Russian riot police to preexisting images. Any user who sends the bot an image file immediately receives a new-and-improved, highly secured version in return. Twitter user Anatoly Kapustin first drew attention to the bot on August 5.
Thanks to other Twitter users, the police proceeded to round up the Avengers, a group of kindhearted corgis, an extremely sad Moscow cat who has recently taken Russian social media networks by storm, and many, many other threats to public safety.