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Trump spurns experts for his video game meeting

Trump spurns experts for his video game meeting

The remark by President of the United States, Donald Trump was a link that connects video games to violence realizing the mass shooting attempted by a teen last month in Parkland, Florida killing 17 people.

Video game giant Activision announced the latest installment of the widely popular "Call of Duty" franchise - just hours before video game executives and critics met with President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE to discuss the effect of violence in video games.

The ESA, which represents the video game industry, has long pushed back against claims that video game violence causes real-life aggression. The president believes that video games can instill violent thoughts in young people's minds and wants to work with industry leaders to address the problem.

The industry contends that decades of research have failed to show a direct link between gun violence in real life and violence in video games, TV and movies. The video was posted on the official YouTube account of the White House, and was used to further the argument on restricting the laws regarding violent video games.

"The video games, the movies, the Internet stuff, it's so violent", the president said, mentioning his son, Barron Trump.




The conversation lasted for nearly an hour and was "vigorous" but "respectful", and Trump seemed to be interested in hearing from all sides, said Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council, a group that advocates against violence and sex in entertainment.

As a result of similar findings, the American Psychological Association called on video game makers to design games that have an increased amount parental controls that limit the amount of violent content. "While he was doing that, there was silence around the room". "We discussed the numerous scientific studies establishing that there is no connection between video games and violence, First Amendment protection of video games, and how our industry's rating system effectively helps parents make informed entertainment choices".

"I look at some of the things he's watching, and I say, how is that possible?"

While Thursday's meeting didn't end with a final solution, Winter said President Trump was attentive and listened to everyone's perspectives.

Attendees at Thursday's meeting include representatives of the Entertainment Software Association, the Entertainment Software Rating Board and the Parents Television Council. Rich Blumenthal (D-Conn.) rounded out the chorus of skeptical senators, telling the Post that "focusing entirely on video games distracts from the substantive debate we should be having about how to take guns out of the hands of risky people". Presidential concerns or not, the federal government's interest in the issue of game violence seems limited to a lot of talk for the time being.


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