Extremists Using Online Gaming Platform to Recruit Kids

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Australian kids as young as 12 are being targeted by extremists who are infiltrating online gaming platforms, with a rising number of children being investigated for radicalised ideologies.
Ideologically and religiously motivated extremists are seeking out new supporters online to coerce them into undertaking violent extremism for their cause, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has warned.
One popular gaming platform, Roblox, sees users program games for others to play in a virtual universe.
Some games feature virtual worlds where players are able to act out an extremist ideological narrative, disseminate propaganda, recruit other users and generate funds online.
Others feature scenarios such as Nazi concentration camps, Chinese communist re-education camps, and Islamic state-style conflict zones….


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