Link Between Violent Video Games and Mass Shootings? No!

The accessible use of video games has proliferated American youths with hot name titles such as Fortnite, Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. With the rise of video games, some critics like to also point out the rise in mass shootings. These accusations can be based on in-game actions optional to the player. A controversial level, “No Russian”, can be found in the video game franchise Call of Duty. Within this level, the player controls a character who poses as a terrorist commiting a mass shooting at an airport. opponents use incidences like this to make claims that violent video games influence our youths to commit atrocities. However, USAToday cites multiple studies that find contrary evidence and instead cite other factors for perpetrators.

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