Donald Trump and Violent Video Games

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As spoken about in my previous blog post the idea of linking violent game-play to the cause of many events has essentially been around for four decades. Now I want to dive deeper into where we are today and how this moral panic has evolved. In the previous post, I spoke about the ‘Demonic Panic‘ and how the game Dungeons and Dragons created this fear within society. Now in 2019, the new wave of moral panic is the idea that violent game-play can lead to mass shootings.

It is currently 2019 and we have just hit the ninth month of the year so far according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, America has had 283 mass shootings since the start of the year. This organisation defines mass shootings as “any incident in which at least four people were shot, excluding the shooter”. This data shows that America…

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