Texas Tech University

From Fortnite to Alt-Right

The New York Times

March 27, 2019

There’s a reason video games are such fertile ground for white nationalist recruitment.

Let's get one thing out of the way: No, the shooter who live-streamed himself killing 50 worshipers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, this month was not being serious when he wrote that "Spyro the Dragon 3 taught me ethno-nationalism" and "Fortnite trained me to be a killer."

Megan Condis is an assistant professor of game studies at Texas Tech University and the author of "Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture."

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