This week, we’re exploring the interaction between gaming and extremism. We discuss the growing misuse of gaming platforms by extremist actors and consider why gaming communities are at risk of fostering concerning attitudes towards misogyny, racism, and even violent extremism. We address the threat to children and young people, the challenges and opportunities for policymakers, gaming companies and other stakeholders, and finally, what the future of gaming could mean in the context of extremism.
Join Anne Craanen as she speaks to Dr Jessica White, a Senior Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group, and Galen Lamphere-Englund, a Violent Extremism and Strategic Communications Researcher and Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
You can read a transcript of this episode here.
To find out more about the Extremism and Gaming Research Network (EGRN), visit https://extremismandgaming.org/.
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