I finally figured out why the new update bugs happened, I guess.
But first, I have to repeat this.
The uncancellable raid reward screen and the white flash are INTENTIONAL FEATURES! (Also they had been lingering for 2 weeks and beyond, this is a fact)
(There is no document about the seizure flashing or the unskippable raid rewards screen, only the framerate/lag thing)
Now back to the main topic. Did you notice this shit happened right after Pokemon Unite is announced? And it went completely unfixed for 2 weeks after the announcement?
The conclusion was that for whatever reason Niantic is tanking their game, probably even an order from GameFreak in favor of Pokemon Masters or Unite (And those games are more respectful to players unlike GO).
This might sound weird, but it’s really not uncommon for companies to do this, see what EA did to Bioware or Westwood. TPC/GameFreak could be aiming for this.