HLN RESEARCH. Flemish young people curse and glorify Hitler in online games. “Those swastikas? We think that’s funny” | Games

HLN RESEARCH. Flemish young people curse and glorify Hitler in online games. “Those swastikas? We think that’s funny” | Games
HLN RESEARCH. Flemish young people curse and glorify Hitler in online games. “Those swastikas? We think that’s funny” | Games
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On the online video games “Roblox” and “Minecraft,” some children dress their characters as a German SS soldier. On ‘Fortnite’, immensely popular among young people, gamers build swastikas while calling each other the n-word. This kind of inappropriate behavior is increasingly seen in online games, experts say. Our reporter delved into the world of video games and talked about it with teenagers. Why are they doing this? And how can you protect yourself against it? “My character is called ‘Kitler’. I actually mean Hitler, but this is how I circumvent the rules. Funny, right?”


Sander Di Monaco

01-04-24, 12:00

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