White Nationalists Use Online Gaming to Recruit

Zach Beauchamp’s recent Vox article calls attention to a rising trend; white nationalist groups recruiting members within online gaming communities.

While online gaming actually attracts a diverse population, most people believe online games are played by socially awkward men in their mid teens to late 20s. It is that perception, the article asserts, that drew white nationalist groups into the fold; that age range and personality is their preferred target.

Exactly how does this recruiting happen? In game chat? In game forums? Recognizing and responding to these actions is difficult.