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Anti-Defamation League: 65% of gamers have suffered severe harassment online

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The Anti-Defamation League said it found 65% of players have experienced severe harassment while playing games online, which includes physical threats, stalking, and sustained harassment, while 74% of online multiplayer gamers have experienced some form of harassment.

And I got a couple of death threats and many hateful messages on Twitter when I said the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare had disturbing realistic violence in its single-player campaign.

The ADL said that among online game players who experienced harassment, 53% reported being targeted based on their race, religion, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

An alarming 29% of online game players have been doxed in an online game, meaning that their personal or private information was publicly exposed against their wishes.

Nine percent of players also reported being exposed to discussions about Holocaust denial, and 13% of players were exposed to disinformation about the September 11 terror attacks, among other topics.

“Online hate causes real harm.

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