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Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

My younger brother has likely been radicalised by gamergaters, so I'm starting to do some research on how to de-radicalise the far right. If anyone has any good resources for de-radicalising family members, hit me up.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird That's agonizing. I've no help to give (my nephew has turned out to be highly resistant to this, but maybe because his passion is 8-bit Nintendo games) but have a shoulder if you need it.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@Halfjack thanks Brad, I appreciate it. My brother is into DOTA so it's a much more toxic environment than weird little indie games.

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@turtlebird there are many YouTube channels which aim to debunk far right talking points. You can find many videos talking about different subjects, such as why the great replacement isn't a thing or as why what any specific right wing youtuber defends is bullshit.

In a more general sense, Faraday Speaks has some videos on how the far right thinks and why people are radicalized and how people can be deradicalized, so it may be worth to take a look.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird One idea might be to introduce them to hbomberguy? They're a YouTube and Twitch personality who talks about games and has a left-wing perspective.

Another (controversial) resource would be Chapo Trap House (podcast). They're problematic in some ways, but they're a left-wing podcast that is very different from GGers stereotypes of "SJWs" and could be a real eye-opener.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird @LexYeen What got him involved in the first place? All the counter-education in the world can鈥檛 do a damn thing about peer pressure in school. If screaming sexist, lgbtq+phobic, racist, pro-fascism crap into a microphone over Fortnite is the only way to get accepted in his peer group, then that is exactly what he is going to do unless his social incentives change. He needs another social group to go to - and it must provide the same support.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird American history x

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird Sorry I can't be more help, but I can second Innuendo Studios' The Alt-Right Playbook (12 episodes so far, ~170 minutes) youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJA
at least to attempt to explain how radicalization happens, and why certain approaches to de-radicalize fail. The main lesson I learned from it is that engagement, if not done very carefully, can be worse than silence, and hurt others.

Good luck.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@Mycroft thank you for this. I'm going to give this a look when I have the next available opportunity.

Online gaming, right wing radicalisation 

@turtlebird Apart from text-only content warnings at the beginning, there's no visuals required, though the illustrations can help emphasize points. So it could be listened to as an audiobook/podcast if that makes it more convenient.

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