This takedown of the myth that US gun violence is connected to video games is probably the most exquisite I’ve read. Those quotes!
In a study of 6,814 news accounts of mass shootings, video games were more than eight times as likely to be brought up in coverage of mass school shootings when the shooter is white than when the shooter is black.
“in coverage of mass school shootings specifically, video games were more than eight times as likely to be brought up when the shooter is white than when the shooter is black.”
Politicians have blamed violence on video games for decades. Said one expert: “The data on bananas causing suicide is about as conclusive.”
If video games did indeed cause some mass shootings, one might expect such events to be common in Japan or South Korea. Both countries spend more per capita on video games than the United States.
“These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them, and with good reason: They do not prove that violent video games cause minors to act aggressively,” Antonin Scalia wrote.
Politicians Again Blame Video Games for Shootings, Despite Evidence Said one expert: “The data on bananas causing suicide is about as conclusive.”
Good article in by on #VideogamesAreNotToBlame. Great quotes by