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Radical Left Targets Video Games as Hotbeds of Right-Wing Extremism



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Gamers, beware, the left is coming for you.  

A new report from Axios exclaims that “far-right extremists are a growing presence in gaming” and that “the industry’s hidden metrics, lackluster content moderation and head-in-the-sand attitudes get in the way of assessing and combatting the problem.” 

Axios cited a 2019 report from the notoriously partisan Anti-Defamation League, or ADL, as evidence that abuse and extremism are rampant in gaming.  

The ADL report claims, “53% of players who experience harassment during online games believe that they were targeted because of their race/ethnicity, religion, ability, gender or sexual orientation” and that “73% of players in the U.S. had their online multiplayer game experience shaped by harassment in some way.” 

Those are some scary statistics, right? But there’s more to these stats than originally meets the eye.



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