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Japanese Politician Apologizes for Suggesting Serial Killer ‘Influenced’ by Anime

November 15, 2017
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Japanese Politician Apologizes for Suggesting Serial Killer ‘Influenced’ by Anime

A Japanese politician and elected member of the national legislature has apologized after implying that anime and video games may have influenced an alleged serial killer who is suspected of murdering and dismembering at least nine people. House of Councillors member Ichita Yamamoto drew the baseless connection during a recent appearance on a TV talk…

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Tom and Jerry Blamed for Violence in the Middle East

May 9, 2016
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tomjerry

A recent comment made by chairman of the Egyptian State Information Service, Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek, blames the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Tom and Jerry for the alarming violence and extremism in the Middle East today. The cartoon, which was released in 1940, shows the never-ending escapades of Tom the cat trying to catch Jerry the…

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Is the Games Press to Blame in Video Game Persecution?

April 16, 2015
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Is the Games Press to Blame in Video Game Persecution?

For over a decade now, video games have become one of the central figures in the continuing debate over what should be considered speech protected by the First Amendment, especially when it comes to speech consumed by children. In a recent episode of The Point on Gamespot, Violence, Censorship, and the Role of the Games…

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Legends Revealed: Pre-Code Holiday Comics Policing Uncovered

December 31, 2014
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Panic #1

To celebrate the holiday season, Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources counts down the top Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed, revealing which are fact and which are fiction. Let’s take a look at a couple of our favorites… Was Carl Bark’s classic Christmas story “The Golden Christmas Tree” censored by Disney before going to press?…

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Censorship 2014: Why Are Video Games Still a Scapegoat?

December 30, 2014
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Leland Yee

Earlier this year, U.S. Legislators took another crack at the curbing the production of violent video games by enacting the Tax Reform Act of 2014, which would offer permanent tax credits to video game creators that do not make violent video games. What some might call a progressive attempt to encourage and incentivize the video…

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A Gamer Asks: Can Games Go “Too Far”?

June 17, 2014
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A Gamer Asks: Can Games Go “Too Far”?

The constant determined attempts of media outlets and others to draw some sort of connection between violence in video games and in real life have already been covered at length here. But last week Kim Berkley of Artistry in Games offered an avid gamer’s take on the issue of controversial material in games: is there…

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Instead of Shielding Kids from Cartoon Violence, Why Not Address It Honestly?

March 5, 2014
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Instead of Shielding Kids from Cartoon Violence, Why Not Address It Honestly?

Amongst all the stories of parents blaming books, video games, movies, and TV for corrupting their children, it can sometimes be easy to forget that these are only the loudest and most sensational voices; there are still plenty of parents who take responsibility for their kids’ media consumption by discussing topics that may be unfamiliar…

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