I know video games tend to generate a lot of sensationalist coverage at times,but I also know that the gaming community is as diverse as any other, and there are portions where groups could easily utilize the community built around the game for recruitment. I won't climb too high on my soapbox-as a gamer who has three teenagers who also play a variety of games I hope to not only provide a nominally safe environment, where my kids and really anyone, can enjoy the game. I know nothing is ever perfect, and that like anything in life it evolves constantly.
But I thought this might garner some interest, and or some discussion.
That is interesting, especially since they base it on so many scientific studies.
Oh wait, there is none. There is not a single scientific study that proves that video games are in any way more exposed to right-wing propaganda than others. In fact, there is plenty of research on the power of social connectedness in video games. Just look at all the esports events happening at Blizzcon, or Blizzcon itself in general, where people met - despite their background, ethnicity, or whatever. Are there "toxic corners" in video games? Of couse. There's BS everywhere. But this article reminds me of the "killer games debate" that went on in Germany about 10-15 years ago, which was basically one single guy spouting out his nonsense, being invited to every talk show, and not countered by any scientific evidence (of which there is an overwhelming amount, but it just doesn't sell as good).
Disappointed to see this in NPR, of all places. But well, media...