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The House’s top Republican blames video games for mass shootings

The House’s top Republican blames video games for mass shootings

House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) took to Fox News on Sunday in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, to suggest that blame could lie at least partially with video games. “The idea that these video games that dehumanize individuals to have a game of shooting individuals — I’ve always felt that it’s a problem for future generations and others,” McCarthy said. “We’ve watched studies show what it does to individuals, and you look at these photos of how it took place, you can see the actions within video games and others.” McCarthy’s comments echo ones made...

August 4, 2019
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Facebook and Twitter crack down on accounts spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Facebook and Twitter crack down on accounts spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Hundreds of thousands of accounts believed to be part of a Chinese-led interference campaign have been removed. Twitter and Facebook announced on Monday the suspension of hundreds of thousands of accounts believed to be part of a massive disinformation campaign by the Chinese government to sow discord among pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. “We are disclosing a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong,” Twitter said in a statement. “These accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including...

November 27, 2019
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