Fact Check Are Video Games And Mass Shootings Linked

by ModyCity, Monday, 14 March 2022 (2 months ago)

Introduction

Shooting, the president stopped short of calling for gun control Short of calling for gun control measures, but he did blame the Measures, but he did blame the video game industry. Video game industry. >> we must stop the >> we must stop the glorification of violence in our Glorification of violence in our society. Society.

This includes the gruesome and This includes the gruesome and grizzly video games that are now Grizzly video games that are now common place. Common place. >> those remarks were met with >> those remarks were met with swift criticism.

Swift criticism. In a statement the entertainment In a statement the entertainment software association which Software association which represents the video came Represents the video came industry pushed back, writing, Industry pushed back, writing, more than 165 million americans More than 165 million americans enjoyed video games and billions Enjoyed video games and billions of people played video games Of people played video games world wide.

What People Say About Gaming

World wide. Other societies where video Other societies where video games are played as avidly do Games are played as avidly do not contend with the tragic Not contend with the tragic levels of violence that occur in Levels of violence that occur in the u.S. The u.S.

This is not the first time the This is not the first time the president’s linked video games President’s linked video games to mass shootings. To mass shootings. Is there a link? Is there a link?  people have been saying >> people have been saying what’s that going to do to the What’s that going to do to the young people who are playing Young people who are playing this. This. You just don’t see it.

You just don’t see it. Researchers have been zbieng Researchers have been zbieng this This going into this for years. Going into this for years. They just don’t find the They just don’t find the research that backs that up. Research that backs that up. >> you’re saying there hasn’t >> you’re saying there hasn’t been a link. Been a link. Any connection in these recent Any connection in these recent mass shootings making them Mass shootings making them different? Different? >> he said this before. >> he said this before. As early as 2012 you see a tweet As early as 2012 you see a tweet of him saying that video games Of him saying that video games create monsters. Create monsters.

He said it after parkland. He said it after parkland. He had his school shooting He had his school shooting safety committee look into this. Safety committee look into this. The reason you’re seeing this The reason you’re seeing this persistent information come up Persistent information come up is that the manifesto of that el Is that the manifesto of that el paso shooter references call of Paso shooter references call of cute Cute duty in a cursory manner. Duty in a cursory manner.

A lot of people saw that as sort A lot of people saw that as sort of a flag. Of a flag. >> according to your fact >> according to your fact checking, not really a strong Checking, not really a strong link here? Link here? >> we just don’t see the science >> we just don’t see the science to back it up. To back it up. People get frustrated by a game People get frustrated by a game perhaps but the violent games, Perhaps but the violent games, people who play them, just don’t People who play them, just don’t seem to be a link. Seem to be a link.

Last Words

You see it anecdotally in You see it anecdotally in stories about mass shooters. Stories about mass shooters.

Things like isolation, poor Things like isolation, poor social structures, a feeling of Social structures, a feeling of victimization, but they said Victimization, but they said playing video games, I mean 100 Playing video games, I mean 100 million people play call of

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