Museum of Tolerance says Pokemon app is encouraging users to play at their museum

Pokemon are popping up at the 9/11 Memorial and the Holocaust Museum in D.C. through the Pokemon Go App.

On Wednesday, the Museum of Tolerance found out they were a designated landmark on the Pokemon Go app.  

That means the app's algorithm is encouraging users to go a specific spot there and play the game.  

"You hear the word 'Auschwitz' next to the word 'game' it's a problem," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper. 

Cooper says the staff hasn't actually seen anyone use the app while at the museum and he hopes that responsible behavior will continue. 

"We have to have some social responsibility and understand where the lines need to be drawn," said Cooper. 

The L.A. National Cemetery also says they strongly prohibit using the app, telling us they don't allow any recreational activity.

On the other hand, there are some places that are encouraging people to use the app. 

LACMA tweeted "LACMA's campus and galleries are teeming with #PokemonGO! Visit the museum to catch 'em all."

The Getty, Hammer Museum, and the Huntington all tweeted similar messages, hoping that users catching Pokemon could lead to them catching a younger, newer generation of museum go-ers.

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