How Racist Groups Use Online Video Games To Spread Hate

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How Racist Groups Use Online Video Games To Spread Hate

In December, an Anti-Defamation League study found a sharp rise in the number of people who say they’ve encountered white supremacist ideology while playing online video games. The persistent presence of individual gamers and groups spreading hate in gaming communities has led to calls for the industry to do more to stop it. 

The question is, how?

Bloomberg video game reporter Cecilia D’Anastasio joins this episode to explain why it’s so difficult to police virtual worlds, and what companies are and aren’t doing to confront the problem. Alex Newhouse, deputy director of the Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism, talks about his work trying to help the gaming industry stamp out toxic culture on its platforms.

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  • Sophie

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.


    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.

    6 months ago·6 likes·
  • Chris

    6:00 who is the intro sooo long 😂


    Just amazing!

    6 months ago·5 likes·

    Good stuff keep it up

    6 months ago·3 likes·
  • Evaa22

    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.


    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    6 months ago·7 likes·

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